Corns and Calluses

Corns and calluses are common foot conditions that can cause discomfort and pain if left untreated. It’s something we see and treat almost daily at Cutting Edge Podiatry.

What are Corns and Calluses?

Corns and calluses are thickened areas of skin that develop due to excessive pressure or friction on the feet. They can occur on any part of the foot but are commonly found on the toes, soles, and heels. Corns are typically smaller and have a hard, central core, while calluses are larger and more widespread.

Symptoms of Corns and Calluses

Many of our patients report they feel as though they are walking on pebbles. Corns and calluses can be painful and cause discomfort while walking, almost like a sharp pin or stone sticking into the foot.

Other symptoms may include:

  • Thickened and hardened skin
  • A raised, bump-like area on the skin
  • Tenderness and soreness
  • Redness and inflammation
  • Dry, flaky, or waxy skin

Treatment Options for Corns and Calluses

At Cutting Edge Podiatry, we understand that corns and calluses aren’t minor problems. They can be incredibly painful and disabling.

To alleviate the problem, we offer a range of effective treatments. Depending on the severity of your condition, our podiatrists may recommend one or more of the following treatment options:

1. Padding and Strapping: Padding and strapping can help to relieve pressure on the affected area, reducing pain and discomfort.

2. Orthotics: Custom-made orthotics can be used to redistribute pressure and provide cushioning to the foot.

3. Debridement: Debridement is the process of removing the thickened skin of the corn or callus. Our podiatrists use specialised tools to remove the thickened skin, providing relief and preventing further complications.

Discover The Curacorn Treatment

Curacorn is a new treatment available at Cutting Edge Podiatry. Initially available only to footballers but now can be offered to almost anyone suffering from painful corns, to give longer-term relief from painful lesions.

Why choose us?

At Cutting Edge Podiatry, we are committed to providing the highest quality foot care services to our patients. Our team of registered and experienced podiatrists has the knowledge and expertise to diagnose and treat a wide range of foot conditions, including corns and calluses. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure you receive the best care possible.

If you are suffering from corns or calluses, don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule an appointment. We will work with you to alleviate your foot problems and get you back on your feet.

Book Your Podiatry

Book online or call our friendly team on 01223 633 038 to make an appointment with a podiatrist.
No referral required. Our podiatry clinic is located in central Cambridge.

Providing Footcare in Cambridge since 2012

Accessibility: Our clinic has a disabled parking space outside, ground floor treatment rooms, and a ground floor disabled toilet.