What are Corns and Calluses?

Corns usually form on toes and the sole of the feet. They are small, thick conical shaped circles of dead skin with a central point which build on areas of high pressure and friction.   A soft corn  occurs between the toes and is whitish and rubbery.  They are commonly caused by wearing ill fitting footwear. Corns occur overlying a bone and they can also be a symptom of problems such as Bunions and Hammertoes.


  • Removing the cause of pressure or friction
  • Hard skin removal 


  • Poorly fitting footwear  
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Deformity 


  • Pain on direct pressure
  • Tenderness
  • Hard pads of skin visible on high pressure areas