Feet and hands.
A routine treatment session usually lasts for ½ an hour. At the initial appointment the patient’s details, medical history, details of any medications and history of foot or leg problems are discussed.
During a treatment, any excess callus (hard skin) is removed and a sanding disc may be used if the skin is very dry and flaky to give a smooth finish.
If there are any corns present, then these too are painlessly removed. A pressure-relieving pad may be applied to the foot if the area is sensitive. The most common site for a corn is the dorsum (top) of the lesser toes, especially the small toe.
It is possible that very small corns or hardened skin can be found at the sides of big toes. The pain associated is often confused with that of an ingrown nail. Although these conditions may differ, the treatments are similar. The offending pieces of skin/corn are gently removed, and packing may then be positioned at the side of the nail, leaving the area pain free.
Corns and callus build up as a result of too much friction, pressure or torsion of an area of skin. Callus formation is a mechanism used to protect the skin from these stresses. Unfortunately, continued skin stress and trauma leads to continued callus formation which, together with corns (which are localised, circumscribed deeper variations of callus) can become painful.