Boots WebMD Partners in Health
Return To Boots

Foot care health centre

Corns and calluses directory

Corns and calluses are areas of thick, hard dry skin that may develop on the hands or feet. Corns can be caused by wearing shoes that are too tight. Rubbing creates small circles of hard skin that can make walking painful. Calluses are rough, hard patches of skin that can develop on the heel of the foot, or on palms or knuckles of the hand. Calluses are usually larger than corns and less sensitive to touch as a result of their thickness. There is over the counter treatment for corns, or your GP can refer you to a podiatrist who may remove callused areas. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about how corns and calluses occur, what they look like, how to treat them and much more.

Medical reference


Thumbnail: Tips to avoid foot pain from high heels

High heels can alter body posture and increase the pressure on the foot, ankle and knees not to mention causing corns, calluses and blisters. Here are 10 tips for preventing foot pain from high heels.

Read full article

    Slideshows & images


    Stay informed

    Sign up for BootsWebMD's free newsletters.
    Sign Up Now!

    Popular slideshows & tools on BootsWebMD

    How to help headache pain
    rash on skin
    Top eczema triggers to avoid
    boost your metabolism
    Foods to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol
    Tips to support digestive health
    woman looking at pregnancy test
    Is your body ready for pregnancy?
    sick child
    Dos and don'ts for childhood eczema
    Treating your child's cold or fever
    bucket with cleaning supplies in it
    Cleaning and organising tips
    adult man contemplating
    When illness makes it hard to eat
    woman holding stomach
    Understand this common condition
    cold sore
    What you need to know