Corns will not get better unless the cause of the pressure is removed. If it isn’t removed then the skin could become thicker and more painful over time.
Calluses are hard, rough areas of skin that are often yellowish in colour. They usually develop around the heel area or on the skin under the ball of the foot or when the feet are dry.
Calluses develop when the skin rubs against something, such as a bone, a shoe or the ground. They often form over the ball of your foot because this area takes most of your weight when you walk.
The podiatrist will be able to remove corns/ calluses using a sharp blade to remove the thickened area of skin. This is painless and should help reduce pain and discomfort. They can also provide advice on self-care and prescribe special insoles.