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Orthotics May Help to Treat Corns and Calluses

Foot corns and calluses are common conditions resulting from continuous friction and pressure. Calluses typically develop beneath the ball of the foot, around the heel area, and under the big toe. Corns are a specific type of callus characterized by a hard central core found on top of and between the toes. Various factors contribute to the formation of calluses and corns. Wearing ill-fitting shoes that are tight, narrow, or high-heeled, are frequent culprits. Underlying foot issues such as bunions, hammer toes, or arthritis can also lead to an excess buildup of calluses and corns. However, the most common cause is excessive pressure and friction due to overpronation. An effective treatment for calluses and corns can involve professional removal by a podiatrist. Custom-made orthotics offer a preventive approach by biomechanically realigning the foot, reducing excess pressure, and minimizing friction. If you suffer from calluses and corns on your feet, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist to discuss if orthotics are the correct solution. 

Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact Janale Beckford, DPM of Tampa Podiatrists . Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Corns: What Are They? And How Do You Get Rid of Them?
Corns are thickened areas on the skin that can become painful. They are caused by excessive pressure and friction on the skin. Corns press into the deeper layers of the skin and are usually round in shape.

Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as:

  • Wearing properly fitting shoes that have been measured by a professional
  • Wearing shoes that are not sharply pointed or have high heels
  • Wearing only shoes that offer support

Treating Corns

Although most corns slowly disappear when the friction or pressure stops, this isn’t always the case. Consult with your podiatrist to determine the best treatment option for your case of corns.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Tampa, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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