Corns usually appear as hard painful circular areas often on bony areas of your toes and soles of the feet. They are normally painful and are sometimes they are found between the toes. Corns are usually a result of rubbing (from shoes) or direct pressure from the way your foot hits the ground when walking. Bad shoes can also make corns worse.
Removing a corn is usually painless, and a chiropodist has lots of experience in dealing with them. We can usually give some helpful advice to prevent their return.
Hard skin is normally found on the ball of the foot, around the heels and at the ends of the toes. Again its usually caused by rubbing, pressure or friction. Hard skin is usually only a problem when it gets thick or when it splits especially around the heel area. A chiropodist can remove the hard skin painlessly.