Corns and Calluses

Corns and calluses are the development of additional skin that is laid down in areas of high friction and/or pressure.


Typically, the body is building up skin at a particular location to protect itself from friction, but often these areas can become hypersensitive as the friction increases and the corn gets larger. Calluses are typically found on the bottom of the foot, while corns are located on the toes.


Issues may arise due to improperly fitted footwear, abnormal gait biomechanics and/or foot shape.


Calluses or corns are often removed easily, but if the source of the problem is not corrected, then the callus or corn will return. See an Align Chiropodist for proper and safe removal – do not attempt this on your own.