Clear Step Podiatry

Treating corns and calluses

Corns and calluses are a thickening of the skin that is caused by repeated pressure or rubbing on the same area. They generally develop on the soles of the feet. If not treated, corns and calluses can act like stones in the shoe, putting pressure on the tissue underneath them. This pressure can lead to bruising, infection or an ulcer. Paired with diabetes, these are much more difficult to treat and take a lot more time. Removing the corns and calluses safely by a Podiatrist significantly reduces your risks. The safe removal of corns and calluses is usually done during a debridement using a scalpel and blade. The underlying cause is usually pressure which would link to your gait cycle. 

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