Corns and Calluses

Corns and Calluses: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Corns and calluses are common foot conditions that can be both painful and unsightly. As a podiatrist, it is essential to understand the causes, symptoms, and treatment options available for corns and calluses. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about these two conditions.

Corns and callouses
Corns and callouses

Causes of Corns and Calluses

Corns and calluses are caused by an accumulation of dead skin cells in response to pressure or friction. Some common causes include:

  1. Ill-fitting shoes: Shoes that are too tight or do not fit properly can cause pressure and friction on the feet, leading to the development of corns and calluses.
  2. High heels: High heels can cause an excessive amount of pressure on the ball of the foot, leading to the development of calluses.
  3. Abnormal gait: An abnormal gait can cause pressure and friction on specific areas of the foot, leading to the development of corns and calluses.

 

Symptoms of Corns and Calluses

The symptoms of corns and calluses can vary depending on the severity of the condition. Some common symptoms include:

  1. Hard, thickened areas of skin
  2. Pain or tenderness
  3. Rough, dry, or flaky skin
  4. Yellow or grayish appearance
  5. Treatment Options for Corns and Calluses

As a podiatrist, it is important to understand the treatment options available for corns and calluses. Some common treatment options include:

  1. Padding: Padding can be used to protect the affected area from further pressure and friction.
  2. Custom Orthotics: Custom orthotics can be used to redistribute pressure and reduce friction on the feet, helping to prevent the development of corns and calluses.
  3. Salicylic Acid: Salicylic acid can be used to soften and remove the thickened skin of corns and calluses.
  4. Surgical Removal: In severe cases, surgical removal of the corn or callus may be necessary.

 

Sydney Wide Podiatry: Providing Treatment for Corns and Calluses

At Sydney Wide Podiatry, we understand the impact corns and calluses can have on your daily life. That’s why we offer a range of treatment options to help alleviate pain and improve the appearance of your feet. Our experienced podiatrists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs and goals. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get on the path to healthy, pain-free fee

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