Corns and Calluses

Corns and calluses can leave you with sore and uncomfortable feet. At Showgrounds Village Podiatry we safely treat your feet and get you back on the move.
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Corns and calluses are your bodies way of protecting your skin from friction and pressure.

Calluses are areas where thick layers of hard skin develop in areas where friction occurs. Thickening of the skin is called hyperkeratosis.

Corns develop in areas of high pressure. They can often be found over areas of bony prominence such as the joints on your toes.   Corns develop a hard centre of a skin with a nucleolus unlike calluses which grow flat.

corns & calluses


There are many different causes for corns and calluses:

  • Tight fitting footwear that applies pressure to your feet
  • Activity that causes repetitive friction or pressure on an area
  • Age
  • Foot deformity
  • Arthritic changes to the shape and function of the foot
  • Bunions
  • Hammer toes
  • Biomechanical (internal & external forces on the body) abnormalities that cause excessive friction or pressure on the feet when walking
  • Skin conditions
corns calluses cracked-heel


If you have notice or experience any of the below you may be suffering from corns or calluses.

  • Hard skin
  • Sore areas of tough skin
  • Waxy skin
  • Dry skin
  • Cracked heels
  • Tough skin on bony prominence with a hard centre

Note: Corns can look similar in appearance to warts (Verruca Pedis)

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The quickest, most effective and safest option to treat corns and calluses is to see a Podiatrist. There are many products that can be purchased from a chemist to manage corns and calluses but they are not safe for those with diabetes, nerve damage and poor circulation (peripheral arterial disease).

Our Podiatrists at Showgrounds Village Podiatry can remove corns and calluses painlessly in our clinic. We can also help you develop strategies to prevent your corns or calluses from returning by addressing the factors that caused them to develop.

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Showgrounds Village Podiatry is committed to delivering high quality podiatry health care to our patients.  Our podiatrists achieve the best results by working with you to develop a tailored treatment plan that meets your needs and allows you to get back to living your life the way you want. Flemington podiatry (foot clinic) within a short distance of Moonee Ponds

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