Less and less seen as a medical priority by stretched NHS podiatry services corns can nevertheless be extremely debilitating.
They are simply focused areas of dense hard skin over pressure points and have no root as many people believe. They can be removed and if skillfully done it is not a painful treatment however they will nearly always return if nothing is done to change the cause.
Mr Thomson is genuinely committed to preventative treatment and has a number of practiced methods for relieving the pressure with simple and inexpensive insoles, that will in most cases not only provide greater comfort but will lengthen the time between repeat visits. It is very rare that a patient needs to been seen every 3 or 4 weeks. With a thorough course of treatment and pressure relief many patients can double their usual time between visits.
Callus can be the first sign of an oncoming problem so if you have some it would be a good idea to have it properly looked at by a podiatrist. There is a world of difference between what can be done with emery boards and creams from the pharmacy and what can be done by a good podiatrist, especially for those cracked heels. If you suffer from hard skin and have never had a podiatry treatment make an appointment for one and see what a difference it can make.