Calluses

Looking for relief from a Callus? Sole Podiatry can help!

A callus is an area of hard, thickened skin that forms due to pressure and friction and is the body’s way of protecting itself from that excessive pressure. With feet enduring 6-8 times a person’s body weight with each step it’s no surprise calluses commonly occur on feet. Calluses can often cause pain and discomfort. This condition is very easily treated by a podiatrist.

What causes Calluses?

Calluses can occur anywhere there is excessive pressure or there is rubbing that causes friction on the skin. As a consequence, they frequently appear on the toes, ball of the foot (forefoot), & Heels. Some of the causes of excessive pressure on the feet include;

Poor fitting footwear

Walking (gait) patterns

Age

Structural deformities

(such as bunions, hammertoes etc.)

Not wearing socks

Treatment for Calluses

If you believe that you have a callus on your foot, you should see a podiatrist for advice on treating the condition. A podiatrist can treat the callus in the form of sharps debridement which is painless and can bring immediate relief to any pain and discomfort experienced. A podiatrist will also be able to provide guidance on managing the condition and in some instances prescribe foot orthotics and footwear advice where appropriate.

To make an appointment online click a Book Online Now button or alternatively, to speak with one of our staff please call (03) 9939 1012

What To Expect In Your Consult:

At Sole Podiatry you initial consultation will go for 40 minutes. This time allows your Podiatrist to thoroughly examine and understand your needs as well as providing the necessary time to assess your condition properly.

We will also develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will enable you to achieve your goal as soon as possible during this consultation. This plan will clarify whether any future consults will be required and what frequency.

FAQ’s

What can I expect at an appointment?
Do I need a referral?
Do you bulk bill?
How often do I need to visit a Podiatrist?
What is your cancellation policy?
What can I expect at an appointment?

Your consultation will go for 40 minutes. This time allows your Podiatrist to thoroughly examine and understand your needs as well as providing the necessary time to assess your condition properly. We will also develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will enable you to achieve your goal as soon as possible during this consultation.

Do I need a referral?

There is no requirement to supply a referral from your doctor to see a Podiatrist.

With that said, if you have been referred, please bring a copy of the referral letter.

Do you bulk bill?

We bulk bill pension card holders with a valid EPC referral (Chronic disease management plan) from their GP. For non-pension card holder with this type of referral, our consult fees apply, and you can claim a rebate from Medicare (there is a small gap fee)

How often do I need to visit a Podiatrist?

The frequency and number of visitations will depend on the nature of the condition you are being treated for. The treatment and rehabilitation of conditions will vary widely however after an initial consultation your podiatrist will be able to provide a recovery framework for you.

What is your cancellation policy?

We appreciate 24 hours notice for cancellations when possible. However we know the unexpected can often happen, so a courtesy phone call if you are going to miss an appointment is always appreciated.

An appointment which is cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice, may incur a fee of 50% of the consult rate.

If you miss an appointment, without giving notice, then the full rate of the appointment may be charged.

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