Foot Calluses are hard, thickened areas of skin that are generally not painful and don’t require treatment unless they are uncomfortable, painful, or limit your ability to comfortably wear shoes. This hardened skin is the body’s way of protecting itself from diffuse pressure or friction. Poorly fitted or worn footwear is a common cause. Some people with dry skin are predisposed to developing callus. If you find that you have calluses, and they are painful or limit your ability to wear shoes, you should see a podiatrist.
If you’re dealing with corns or calluses, it’s important to take care of them before they get worse. Untreated calluses can grow in size and become painful, making it difficult to walk. In some cases, corn or calluses infections may require medical or surgical treatment. By removing calluses, you can help prevent these problems and keep your feet healthy.
Here at our clinic, our podiatrists will work to get rid of your corns or calluses through a combination of treatments that involve removing the hard skin. Not only will they remove the corns and calluses, but they will also address the underlying problem that caused them in the first place. In addition, our clinicians will assess your gait to look for any abnormalities that might be causing uneven pressure along the foot. To help redistribute weight more evenly, they may use insoles or cushioning.
After spending all day on their feet, many tired workers and home makers enjoy treating themselves to pedicures.
Corns are similar to callus made from thickened skin from friction and pressure. They appear mostly on the side or the top of the toes.
Verrucae are warts on the soles of the feet. They may have tiny black dots in the centre.
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