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.

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