Corns, Heels and Nails / Callus

Callus are hard patches of skin occurring in a response to increased pressure and friction.

  • WHAT IS CALLUS AND WHY DOES IT OCCUR?
    • Hard patches of skin occurring in a response to increased pressure and friction
    • It occurs as a protective response by the body to protect the underlying tissue and structures from being damaged
    • If this pressure and friction is not relieved callus can become thick and painful
  • WHERE CAN CALLUS OCCUR?
    • Balls of feet
    • Heels
    • Tops of toes
    • Bony prominences
  • WHO CAN GET CALLUS?
    • Almost everyone! Callus is one of the most common problems that affects someone’s feet
    • Risk factors:
      • Biomechanical abnormalities – e.g. flat feet or high arched feet
      • Hard unnatural walking surfaces
      • Unsuitable footwear
      • Obesity
      • Fat pad atrophy
      • Bony prominences
  • HOW WILL A PODIATRIST TREAT CALLUS?
    • Gentle debridement of the hard callused skin
    • Assessment of your feet and footwear to determine the cause and then appropriate advice to address the causative issues
    • Padding may be used to assist healing the skin and reducing the pressure that may have led to callus development

    Callus can often require ongoing treatment depending on the person, however your podiatrist will assist you in finding a long term solution that works best.

     

     

  • WHAT IS CALLUS AND WHY DOES IT OCCUR?
    • Hard patches of skin occurring in a response to increased pressure and friction
    • It occurs as a protective response by the body to protect the underlying tissue and structures from being damaged
    • If this pressure and friction is not relieved callus can become thick and painful
  • WHERE CAN CALLUS OCCUR?
    • Balls of feet
    • Heels
    • Tops of toes
    • Bony prominences
  • WHO CAN GET CALLUS?
    • Almost everyone! Callus is one of the most common problems that affects someone’s feet
    • Risk factors:
      • Biomechanical abnormalities – e.g. flat feet or high arched feet
      • Hard unnatural walking surfaces
      • Unsuitable footwear
      • Obesity
      • Fat pad atrophy
      • Bony prominences
  • HOW WILL A PODIATRIST TREAT CALLUS?
    • Gentle debridement of the hard callused skin
    • Assessment of your feet and footwear to determine the cause and then appropriate advice to address the causative issues
    • Padding may be used to assist healing the skin and reducing the pressure that may have led to callus development

    Callus can often require ongoing treatment depending on the person, however your podiatrist will assist you in finding a long term solution that works best.

     

     

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