If you experience a hard, thick layer of skin on your foot, it could be a callus or corn. Corns develop from continuous friction and pressure as your shoe or the toe next to the corn rubs against it. At Advanced Foot & Ankle in Denton, Texas, leading local podiatrist Dr. Jaret Walker, DPM, diagnoses and treats corns and calluses to reduce pain or improve the appearance of your feet. To determine the best approach for your corn or callus, call the office or request an appointment online today.
What are corns and calluses?
Corns are thickened, hardened skin layers that develop after your skin protects itself from ongoing friction. You might have skin friction when your foot or toe rubs against ill-fitting shoes or adjacent toes that are no longer straight. Soft corns are typically painful areas between your toes. Calluses develop from pressure points on the bottom of your feet. Corns and calluses are often unsightly, embarrassing and painful.
What are the symptoms of corns and calluses?
Common signs and symptoms you may notice if you have corns or calluses include:
What are the risk factors for corns and calluses?
Anyone can develop corns or calluses, but some factors increase your risk of getting them. Examples include:
How is the cause of corns or calluses diagnosed?
Dr. Jaret Walker can diagnose corns and calluses after examining your feet and toes. He reviews your symptoms, medical history, and desired outcome. He might also order X-rays to detect or rule out underlying causes of corns or calluses.
What are common treatments for corns and calluses?
Common treatments Dr. Jaret Walker may recommend for corns and calluses include:
Things you can do at home to get rid of or shrink corns include wearing comfortable shoes, avoiding skin friction, filling away tough skin layers, digital pads, or cushioned inserts.
Dr. Jaret Walker can treat corns and calluses that persist or become painful despite home-care efforts.
As a patient-centered podiatrist, Dr. Jaret Walker is committed to providing comfortable and effective care for corns and calluses. He understands the importance of healthy feet and is dedicated to helping you find a solution that leads to better productivity in your daily life. Dr. Jaret Walker hopes to get you back on your feet as soon as possible.
To improve these painful and unsightly corns or calluses, call Advanced Foot & Ankle or request an appointment online today.