Corns and calluses are natural defense mechanisms of the body that develop in response to excessive friction and pressure on the skin. Although they serve a protective purpose, corns and calluses can become problematic, especially for individuals with compromised circulation or diabetes.
Recognizing Troublesome Corns and Calluses
If your corns or calluses are causing discomfort or interfering with your daily life, it is important to seek professional care from a podiatrist.
In some cases, corns or calluses may become sensitive or start to crack. Regular foot care can help keep them manageable and prevent them from growing too large. There are various products available, such as foot soaks and pumice stones, that can aid in foot care.
For those with severe or recurring issues, occasional pedicures may be beneficial. However, prevention is always the best approach. If you have calluses, it is essential to protect your feet, wear properly fitted supportive footwear, and maintain good posture to distribute weight evenly across the entire foot.
Contact us today to learn more about managing calluses and to discover effective strategies for their prevention and treatment.