Foot Corns & Calluses are the result of excessive and repeated pressure or forces on certain areas of the foot.
They can be painful and in need of podiatry treatment for corn removal or callus removal.
Reasons for corns & callus developing include:
- Poorly fitting shoes
- Misaligned joints
- Bony prominences
Corns and calluses can develop due to poorly fitting shoes causing excess pressure on certain areas of the foot leading to the corn or callus developing.
Misaligned joints in the feet also cause excess pressure in certain areas of the foot, for instance the ball of the foot or the heel. This excess pressure can alter the way you walk and lead to pain in other areas of the body.
As we age, the fat pads under the feet get thinner causing bony prominences. The extra pressure on the foot at these points can lead to corn and callus developing.
Corn & Callus Treatment
Corn treatment and callus treatment includes removing the corns and callus as well as treating the mechanical issues that cause them to develop.
While it is easy for your podiatrist to remove the corn and callus build up on your feet it can grow back again if the mechanical issues are not addressed.
Your podiatrist can give you advice and treatment to help prevent the corns and calluses from returning.
If you need Podiatry treatment for your corns and calluses contact us today.