Corns, Calluses & Bunions

cornsCallusCorns and calluses are skin conditions that occur as the body’s response to friction or pressure against the skin.  They are also often the first sign of a bunion, hammer toe or other bony deformity on the foot. Corns can range from a slight thickening of the skin to a painful, hard bump, and often form on top of buckled toe joints (hammer toes).Calluses are commonly a more spread out area of thickened skin, and often occur on the balls of the feet. A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe (the metatarsal-phalangeal [MTP] joint) that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place.  This forces the toe to bend toward the others, causing a prominent lump of bone that is often painful.


Our Chiropodists at Novo Healthnet assess, treat & prevent diseases or disorders of the foot therapeutically, surgically and with the use of orthotics. We deal with diabetic foot care, sports injuries, pediatrics and geriatrics. Our Chiropodists also see patients in regards to corns, calluses, warts, ingrown nails, wound care, routine nail care as well as problems in relation to biomechanics and gait.