Corns and Calluses
in Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton

WHAT ARE CORNS AND CALLUSES?

There are four main types of corns/lesions encountered by podiatrists. These include hard, soft, seed and neurovascular lesions.

Corny and callus lesions are both simply an excessive accumulation of dead skin. They generally occur on parts of the skin subjected to excessive pressure or irritation. Consequently, they may be seen with poor fitting footwear (narrow or tight shoes). However, they may also be seen between toes, on the top of toes or on the soles of the feet as a result of poor alignment of the bones of the feet.

WHAT CAUSES CORNS/CALLUS?

There is generally only one cause... excessive pressure/or irritation.

Podiatrists realise that this pressure may be the result of:

HOW ARE CORNS AND CALLUSES TREATED?

Podiatrists will treat these in two ways.

Firstly, the corn/callus is removed. Corn removal is very simple and painless.

Secondly, the podiatrist will determine the cause of the corn or callus and then offer advice on preventing recurrence of the foot problem.