Calluses are the body’s natural response to friction. Because of this calluses appear on outer areas of the body, such as our hands. In the foot friction is caused primarily by improper weight distribution through the feet during walking. Certain bones in the forefoot have to carry more weight and as a result, nature builds callus formation to protect the skin. Your treatment plan involves removing the painful callus and eliminating the friction.
Corns, unlike callus are the body’s natural response to pressure. Corns are unique to the feet. Corns are painful and require aggressive treatment. Trimming the corn only provides temporary relief. Custom foot orthotics are used together to realign the foot and leg thus redistributing the pressure.