Corns and callusesOverview


Corns and calluses are small lumps or patches of hard skin that usually appear on your feet, toes and hands.


Symptoms of corns and calluses include small lumps of hard skin or patches of rough, thick skin.


Soaking your skin in warm water and moisturising can help a corn or callus. A foot specialist may be able to cut it off if it does not get better.


Corns and calluses are caused by pressure or rubbing of the skin, like wearing high heels or shoes that are the wrong size.

Page last reviewed: 19/11/2018
Next review due: 19/11/2021