What is callus?
Callus is an area of thickened, hard skin, it may appear yellowish in colour. It can occur in a number of places on the foot.
What causes callus?
Causes of callus include excessive pressure over bony areas, poorly-fitting shoes and excessive walking or running. Some people can produce callus excessively, often for hereditary reasons.
What should I do if I have callus?
If you have callus formation then you should arrange an appointment at Parkview Therapy.
Podiatry treatment for callus.
Callus can easily be reduced by your podiatrist using a variety of methods. Treatment aims to reduce pain or discomfort, restore normal appearance and improve skin function.
Callus is caused by underlying problems and so self treatment should only be attempted once a diagnosis of the underlying condition and advice is gained from a podiatrist. They will also discuss a longer term management plan with you.
Over the counter remedies treat the callus but do NOT treat the cause of the problem
You can find more information on the College of Podiatry website.