There is always a biomechanical story behind each callus! And most of the time they keep coming back! But we can slow them down if we address the underlying cause.
Depending on each case we offer regular corn and callus debridement, appropriate footwear, and orthotics.
Callus formation is because of abnormal friction, while corn is because of pressure point.
Corns - Causes & Treatments
What Are Corns And Their Causes?
A corn is an area of hardened skin that develops on different parts of the feet that experience too much compression.
Corns can develop on weight-bearing areas of the feet or areas that don’t bear weight, including between the toes. Corns are often caused by ill-fitting footwear repeatedly rubbing against the toes.
What Are The Symptoms Of Corns?
Symptoms of corns include:
- Discoloured round-shaped buildup of hard skin often accompanied by inflamed skin on tips of toes or on outside edge of pinky toes.
- Build-up of soft skin between toes.
- Pain when pressed against shoes, adjacent toes, or the ground.
How Are Corns Treated?
Generally, corns can be removed by a chiropodist and then an assessment is done with regard to footwear that may also include orthopedic shoes and/or orthotics, for prevention.
Calluses - Causes & Treatments
Calluses are areas of thickened, hardened skin on the underside of the foot. usually found in weight-bearing areas of the foot. Calluses will cover a diffuse area and have a relatively equal thickness.
The skin naturally goes through a process called keratinization in which the skin cells die off as it reaches the top layer. This is how dead skin forms. A callus will form when this process is stimulated into over-activity in response to excessive or repetitive forces.
How Are Calluses Treated?
Calluses can be removed by a chiropodist and then an assessment is done with regard to footwear that may also include orthopedic shoes and/or orthotics, for prevention.
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