- Painful thick skin (corns and callous) caused by pressure or friction
- Usually on the sole of your foot or over bony lumps and joints
- Can become blistered and form a wound if not treated
How did I get this?
- Pressure or friction causes the skin to thicken
- Enlarged joints or bony lumps may increase pressure
- Tight footwear and high heels will increase pressure
- Loose footwear will increase friction
What can I do about it?
- Wear properly fitting shoes
- Use a foam pads to relieve pressure
- Use thin fleecy pads or moleskin to reduce friction
- Gently remove excess skin with a pumice or foot file
What help can I get for this?
- Podiatrist will help by removing the thick skin
- Podiatrist may provide a pad to relieve pressure or friction
- Podiatrist can provide pressure relief insoles for your shoes, and may stretch shoes for bony lumps
- Careful Shoe fitting to ensure room for your toes and secure fit.
- Orthopaedic surgeon can operate to reduce bony lumps.
When will it get better?
- Removing the thick skin often provides immediate relief
- Padding and insoles can help prevent recurring problems