Corns and Calluses


Corns usually occur on non-weight-bearing areas of the foot such as the tops and sides, often near toe joints or between toes. They are the result of your body's response to friction or pressure on the skin of your foot.  They can be a slightly thicker area of skin, or a painful bump with a hard center surrounded by inflamed skin.  Areas of your foot that rub continuously on a shoe can develop a corn.  Corns also often form on the ends of toes if the toes curl under the foot.


Calluses vary in size but are usually larger than corns. They're usually on weight-bearing areas, most commonly under the ball of the foot.  Like corns, calluses also develop due to your skin protecting itself against friction and pressure.

Corn and Callus Treatment

A healthy person only needs to seek treatment if the corn or callus causes discomfort.  Treatment options include:

  • Padding

  • Appropriate shoes

  • Orthotics

  • Surgical intervention

Fixing the source of friction or pressure will make corns and calluses disappear for most people. If you have diabetes or other conditions that reduce foot blood flow, there is greater risk of complications. 

Dr. Richardson can evaluate the true reason for the corn or callus, advise on proper care, or she can treat the corn or callus depending on the situation.

Call us at 425-658-0658

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9am to 5pm. Friday: 9am to 3pm


Redmond Foot & Ankle is the podiatry clinic of Dr. Amy Richardson. We are a full service podiatry clinic located in the heart of Redmond, Washington. We provide experienced foot and ankle care in a professional and comfortable setting.

Dr. Richardson is board-certified with 19 years of experience.  She uses an individual approach to meet the needs of all her patients, from young children to the more mature. As both a surgeon and clinician, she has solved a diverse range of foot and ankle ailments.

Redmond Foot & Ankle accepts most insurances (see list).  Our clinic is modern, comfortable, and clean. The clinic has a state-of-the-art digital x-ray system on-site that saves our patients time and expense. We also use the latest in 3D digital foot scanners to create precise custom orthotics. We have convenient free easily accessible parking.

Call us at 425-658-0658

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9am to 5pm. Friday: 9am to 3pm