What you need to know about corns and calluses

By: Jagdeep Takhar, Chiropodist, Sep 15, 2012
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Foot Calluses | The Foot Clinic Brampton

How did I get corns and calluses on my feet?

Learn more about corns and calluses.

Repeated and intermittent pressure on the soles of the feet or the hands can lead to the formation of thickened layers of skin over an extended period of time. A callus is a yellowish layer of hard skin and a corn is a cone-shaped part of that same hard skin pushing into the skin and causing pain. If left untreated corns can ulcerate and even become infected. On the contrary calluses are protective layers of hardened skin that form over the points of contact as protective layers.

Jagdeep completed her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in Human Anatomy and Biology. She then proceeded to complete a graduate program in chiropody at the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences.

Jagdeep is a Chiropodist licensed by the College of Chiropodists of Ontario. In addition, she is a member of the Ontario Society of Chiropodists (OSC) and Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM). Her participation in these organizations has allowed her to expand her chiropodial/podiatric medicine knowledge through continuing education courses and forming community partnerships with health professionals. 

Jagdeep offers a full range of chiropodial/podiatric treatments with areas of expertise in diabetic foot care, biomechanics including custom foot orthotics, and soft tissue surgery at The Foot Clinic in Brampton, Ontario

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