Calluses and Corns

A callus, or tyloma, on the foot is caused from repeated pressure and friction, leading to the build up of thickened skin. The callus, which be may hard, dry or cracked, acts to protect the area underneath it.

A corn is similar to a callus, but is smaller and appears on toes rather than on the sole of the foot.

Photo: A person scrubbing foot calluses on the bath tub A 3D model of the foot's skeletal structure, as seen from the bottom

Diagnosis

A callus or corn is typically diagnosed upon examination.

For more information about Calluses and Corns or to schedule a consult with Dr. Taormino, call our Ronkonkoma, NY office at Ronkonkoma Office Phone Number 631-467-2813 or our Shirley, NY office at Shirley Office Phone Number 631-281-6882; you may also use our Appointment Request form.

Treatment

Your podiatrist can recommend simple over-the-counter treatments such as pads or pumice to decrease the calluses or corn. In severe cases calluses may require regular shaving to keep them from becoming too large.

Without Treatment

While treatment for calluses and corns is not always necessary, it may provide you with more comfort. Larger calluses can cause significant pain. In some patients, especially when they become cracked, calluses can lead to wounds that can lead to serious problems, especially in people with diabetes.

Patient Reviews: Treatments for Calluses and Corns

We invite you to read the below reviews from our satisfied patients. Please visit the Patient Review Form page to leave a review about your treatments for calluses and corns with Quality Foot Care. Call our office if you would like more information: Ronkonkoma Office Phone Number 631-467-2813.

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5 out of 5 stars based on 5 Calluses and Corns reviews.

Patient Testimonial by Patty B

My blisters are caused by two problems. Dr. T. gave me samples of comfort pads plus treated my feet. We got to chatting about another issue and he sent me an email the next day with some recommeded vitamin/supplements to address that other issue.

- Patty B

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Patient Testimonial by Johanna L

Doctor Taormina was very professional and made my experience very pleasant and painless

- Johanna L

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Patient Testimonial by Frances M

Everyone was extremely friendly and professional and I would definitely recommend this office to others

- Frances M

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Patient Testimonial by Paul P

Great care!! Excellent staff!

- Paul P

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Patient Testimonial by Peter S

I went to see Dr.Taormina with a pain like standing on a pebble, could barely walk barefoot. He checked it out and found a callous and promptly removed it. I walked out of the office pain free and had a great conversation with him. He even trimmed my toe nails up a bit. Thanks Doc !!!!

- Peter S

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