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Understanding Corns and Calluses: Causes, Symptoms, and Effective Treatments

At Atwell Podiatry, we understand the discomfort and pain that corns and calluses can cause. We are here to provide you with the information you need to understand their causes, recognize their symptoms, and find effective treatments. Let’s explore corns and calluses in detail.

Causes of Corns and Calluses

Corns and calluses occur due to high pressure and friction on bony areas of the foot or toes. Common causes include:

  1. High levels of weight-bearing activity: People with occupations like teachers, miners, or athletes are more likely to experience corns and calluses due to the constant pressure on their feet.
  2. Improper footwear: Shoes with reduced cushioning and support can cause increased friction and pressure on the feet, leading to corns and calluses.
  3. Toe or foot deformities: Bony deformities like hammertoes or bunions increase the likelihood of corns and calluses.
  4. Altered gait patterns: Abnormal walking patterns may lead to uneven distribution of weight and pressure on the feet, increasing the risk of corns and calluses.

Symptoms of Corns and Calluses

Corns and calluses are characterized by areas of dead, hard, and toughened skin, and may lead to discomfort and pain. Look out for the following symptoms:

  1. Callus: Commonly occurring on the bottom of the foot, around the heels, and on the tops of the toes, calluses appear as a thickened, rough, and sometimes yellowish area of skin.
  2. Corns: Similar to calluses, corns have a root or core that burrows into the skin, causing more pain and discomfort than calluses.

Effective Treatments for Corns and Calluses

At Atwell Podiatry, we offer effective treatments for corns and calluses. Our podiatrists can diagnose and provide advice on appropriate treatment, including:

  1. Sharp debridement: Our podiatrists can remove corns and calluses using a scalpel.
  2. Padding: Pads or cushions can help relieve pressure and discomfort caused by corns and calluses.
  3. Orthotics: Customized shoe inserts can help correct foot position and redistribute pressure, reducing the likelihood of corns and calluses.
  4. Appropriate footwear: Wearing shoes with proper cushioning and support can reduce the pressure and friction that lead to corns and calluses.

Book an Appointment with Our Podiatrists Today

At Atwell Podiatry, we are committed to providing exceptional care and personalized attention to each of our patients. Our team of experts stays updated with the latest podiatry advancements, ensuring that you receive top-tier care. If you’re living or working in Hammond Park, Success, Aubin Grove, Atwell, or Cockburn, book an appointment with one of our podiatrists today. We reassure you of our commitment to your privacy and our mission to provide exceptional service.