Callus is an area of thickened, hard skin that may appear yellowish in colour. It can occur in a number of places on the foot, commonly on the heel area.
There are a number of causes for callus to form, these include; excessive pressure over bony areas, poorly-fitting shoes and excessive walking or running. However, some people have a naturally excessive production of callus for no obvious reason.
If you have callus formation then you should arrange an appointment with Manchester Podiatry.
Callus can easily be reduced in a treatment session by your podiatrist using a scalpel blade. This pain-free treatment aims to reduce pain or discomfort, restore normal appearance and improve skin function.
Callus is a symptom of underlying problems and so self treatment should only be attempted once a diagnosis of the underlying condition and advice on how to best manage it is gained from a podiatrist.
Over the counter callus remedies treat the callus but do not treat the cause.
Podiatric management of callus at Manchester Podiatry includes:
It is especially important that those with diabetes or poor circulation see a podiatrist for the management of callus.
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