Corns and Calluses

Corns and calluses occur when the skin thickens and hardens in a localised area of the foot.

There can be a number of reasons they develop, such as a wear point from the shoes, pressure point build up, or a past trauma. Often, there is an underlying cause for them to appear, so its important to have specialist attention. Treating them, without understanding the underlying cause can even aggravate the situation and make things worse. It’s especially important to avoid treating yourself with any sharp blades or implements as this can cause serious injury, infection and permanent scarring. Debriding (cutting away) thickened skin may seem painless and straight forward, but skilled podiatrists are highly trained in specialist techniques to do this. Speak to your doctor or podiatrist who can advise on some things you can to at home to manage the situation. Call us here at BCP for any further information or to make a booking.