Corns and Calluses

Corns and Calluses

Corns and Calluses services offered in Corona and Ontario, CA

Corns and calluses are your body’s response to friction and pressure — and while it’s good that your body is protecting you, corns and calluses can be troublesome and irritating. Advanced Care Foot and Ankle podiatrists Norris Morrison, DPM, Lateef Lawal, DPM, and Brian Constantine, DPM, offer customized treatment of corns and calluses at the Corona and Ontario, California, offices, so don’t wait to get expert care and lasting relief. Book your appointment online or call the office for help now.

What are corns and calluses?

Corns and calluses are thickened patches of dead skin. They develop in areas where your skin is under pressure or rubbing against something. While they develop in the same way, corns and calluses are different.


Corns are tough patches of skin. They’re typically small and round with a hard middle. Corns usually appear on the tops of the toes and in other non-weight-bearing parts of your foot. Less commonly, you can develop soft corns between your toes. Corns can be painful when you push on them or wear shoes that pressure them.


Calluses are thick patches that usually appear in weight-bearing areas of your foot, including the balls of your feet and the heels. They’re usually larger than corns and may have an irregular shape versus the small circle typical of corns. Calluses usually aren’t painful, but they can be uncomfortable in some cases. 

If you have painful or irritating corns or calluses, Advanced Care Foot and Ankle can help. 

Can I treat corns and calluses at home?

Corns and calluses might seem like a minor issue you can treat at home. Unfortunately, they can turn into a serious health issue if you don’t treat them. You can use foot soaks and pumice stones at home to help reduce corns and calluses and minimize their progression. But you can’t cut out a corn or callus at home.

Using nail clippers, scissors, or a blade to remove a corn or callus at home is never a wise idea. This do-it-yourself treatment method introduces a high risk of a lingering open wound and infection. People with a compromised immune system, including those with diabetes and vascular issues, are at particularly high risk of complications.

Fortunately, the Advanced Care Foot and Ankle team can safely treat your corns and calluses at the office.

How are corns and calluses treated?

Treatment depends on the severity of the corn or callus and whether it’s causing any additional complications. The team may recommend options like shoe padding, footwear changes, and orthotics to improve your comfort and prevent the corn or callus from growing larger. 

They can also perform a minor procedure to remove the dead skin in the office. Corn and callus treatment is painless because it removes only the dead skin. After corn or callus removal, the team provides customized lifestyle recommendations to help you avoid recurrence.

For help with corns and calluses, call Advanced Care Foot and Ankle or click on the scheduling feature now.