Treatment

How are calluses and corns treated?

First, the physician, podiatrist, or patient will shave the corns and calluses down to the normal level of the skin with a pumice stone or surgical blade. For the next few days the patient applies salicylic acid, lactic acid, or a combination of both as a cream onto the callus and corn. After several days or weeks the health care professional will check and clean up the area with a scalpel.

Other treatments involve:
• Applying sheep’s skin or foam pieces on the affected area for protection;
• Widening of the shoes;
• Purchasing properly fitted shoes; and
• Avoiding wearing shoes such as high heels.