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Corns and calluses


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

Soaking your skin in warm water, using a pumice stone or foot file, and moisturising can help a corn or callus.

A foot specialist can treat a corn or callus. They may be able to cut it off or give you specially made insoles or pads to help with the pain.

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

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

Page last reviewed: 24/08/2022
Next review due: 24/08/2025