Calluses & Corns Footcare

Calluses and corns are common foot problems that can be caused by pressure or friction. They typically develop on the soles of the feet, but can also appear on the toes or sides of the feet. In this section, we’ll provide an introduction to calluses and corns and explain why they can be problematic.

Causes of Calluses and Corns

Calluses and corns develop as a natural protective response of the skin to pressure and friction. When the skin is subjected to excessive pressure or friction over a prolonged period, it responds by thickening and hardening the affected area. This helps to protect the underlying tissues from further damage.

There are several factors that can contribute to the development of calluses and corns, including:

Ill-fitting shoes: Wearing shoes that are too tight or too loose can cause pressure and friction on the feet, leading to the development of calluses and corns.

High heels: High heels can cause increased pressure on the balls of the feet and toes, leading to the formation of calluses and corns.

Foot deformities: Foot deformities, such as hammertoes or bunions, can cause pressure and friction on the feet, increasing the risk of callus and corn formation.

Poor posture or gait: Poor posture or walking gait can cause increased pressure on certain parts of the feet, leading to the development of calluses and corns.

Occupational hazards: Certain occupations, such as construction or farming, may require standing or walking for long periods on hard surfaces, increasing the risk of callus and corn formation.

Age: As we age, our skin becomes thinner and less elastic, making it more susceptible to damage from pressure and friction

How Columbia Foot Care Can Help Combat Calluses and Corns

At Columbia Foot Care, we understand how frustrating and uncomfortable calluses and corns can be. That’s why we offer a range of services to help our patients manage and prevent these common foot problems. Here are some of the ways we can help:



At CoMO Foot Care, our experienced podiatrists provide a thorough diagnosis of calluses and corns. During the diagnosis, they examine the affected areas of the feet, identifying the type and severity of the callus or corn. This step is crucial as it helps determine the underlying causes, such as improper footwear, abnormal foot mechanics, or certain medical conditions. Accurate diagnosis enables our experts to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to each individual’s needs.


Callus and Corn Treatment

We specialize in various treatment options to effectively manage calluses and corns. Our podiatrists employ a comprehensive approach that may include gentle debridement to remove thickened skin, alleviating pain and discomfort. They may also use special padding or orthotic devices to redistribute pressure away from the affected areas. Additionally, they may recommend medicated creams or ointments to soften the skin and reduce the size of the callus or corn. With a focus on patient comfort and long-term relief, our tailored treatment plans aim to provide optimal results.


Footwear Recommendations

In addition to treating calluses and corns, CoMO Foot Care offers professional recommendations for changes in footwear. Ill-fitting or inappropriate shoes can contribute to the formation and exacerbation of calluses and corns. Our knowledgeable staff assesses your current footwear and provides guidance on selecting comfortable shoes that provide proper support and alleviate pressure on affected areas. These recommendations can help prevent further callus and corn development and promote foot health in the long term.