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Corns & Calluses

“This corn is killing me. I am struggling to wear any shoes and the pain I feel on a daily basis is so depressing."

Does this sound like you are describing your corns and hard skin?  If yes, then we can definitely help you!

Callus (hard skin) is simply additional layers of skin lying on top of your normal skin.

The skin on the soles of your feet undergo immense pressure because they are responsible for holding your entire body weight during the gait (walking) cycle. The skin needs to be looked after on a daily basis and if it is neglected, it can deteriorate very quickly and that is when problems like corns appear.  The good news is that there is a solution to provide immediate relief from corns and callus.

Here is a guide to maintaining good feet everyday…


  • wear thick, cushioned socks
  • wear wide, comfortable shoes with a low heel and soft sole that do not rub
  • use soft insoles or heel pads in your shoes
  • soak corns and calluses in warm water to soften them
  • regularly use a pumice stone or foot file to remove hard skin
  • moisturise to help keep skin soft


  • do not try to cut off corns or calluses yourself
  • do not walk long distances or stand for long periods
  • do not wear high heels or tight pointy shoes
  • do not go barefoot

The Podiatrist will always start with an initial assessment of your feet, and propose a suitable treatment plan. For corns and callus, this often includes removal of the dead dry skin and application of a hydrating balm. This maybe a one-off treatment  or you may visit us on a regular basis for routine maintenance.

Removal of hard skin is a pain free treatment with the use of a scalpel. There is no need for an Anaesthetic or any pain relief. If you have sensitive feet, you may feel ticklish, so feel free to laugh your way through the whole treatment!

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COVID-19 STATEMENTLatest Update - July 2020

We are open! 

During these uncertain times we continue to monitor advice issued by Public Health England, and guidelines provided by The College of Podiatry. In the meantime, we are open for to all patients, by appointment only.

We will continue to maintain health & safety to the highest level, and are unable to offer walk-in services. Patients can find out more about the changes we have implemented on our website under ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) Clinic Policy & Procedure’.

If you need to see a Podiatrist, please contact us and we will carry out a quick health check over the phone. We will provide up-to-date information on our website, by email and via our social media channels should the guidelines change again.

Appointments will only be offered to patients who we feel are no risk to others!

You can contact us by telephone on 0203 327 0194, or by email at

If you wish to discuss anything, require advice, or just want to have a chat, please feel free to get in touch with us. We are here to help!

Don’t give up… continue to stay safe, hopeful and happy. We will get through this!

Looking forward to returning to absolute normality and seeing all our lovely patients soon…

Podiatry Station