June 6

Understanding Corns and Calluses: From Dr. Vu at Family Podiatry of MD

Corns and calluses are common foot problems that can cause discomfort and pain. At Family Podiatry of Maryland, we believe in educating our patients about these conditions and providing effective solutions for foot pain relief.

What Are Corns and Calluses?

Corns and calluses are thickened, hardened layers of skin that develop when there is repeated friction or pressure on the skin. They typically form on areas of the feet that bear weight, such as the heels or balls of the feet, or on the toes due to hammer toe deformity.

Corns: Corns are small, round areas of thickened skin with a hardcore center. They can be painful when pressure is applied or rubbed against shoes.

Calluses: Calluses are larger areas of diffused, thickened skin that are usually flat and less painful than corns. They develop as a protective response to friction or pressure and are commonly found on the heels or balls of the feet.

Symptoms of Corns and Calluses

  • Thickened or hardened skin
  • Pain or tenderness when pressed or on weight-bearing
  • Discoloration of the skin
  • Difficulty wearing shoes comfortably
  • In severe cases, the development of ulcers or infections

How Family Podiatry of Maryland Can Help

At Family Podiatry of Maryland, our experienced podiatrists are dedicated to providing personalized care and effective treatment options for corns and calluses to help prevent any foot pain, heel pain, or even ankle pain.

Evaluation: Our team will thoroughly examine your feet to assess the severity of your corns or calluses and identify any underlying causes, such as improper footwear or foot deformities.

Treatment: Depending on the severity of your condition, treatment options may include:

  1. Padding or Cushioning: We may recommend using protective padding or cushioning to relieve pressure on the affected areas and prevent further irritation.
  2. Custom Orthotics: Custom orthotic devices can help redistribute pressure on the feet and correct any underlying biomechanical issues contributing to corns or calluses.
  3. Footwear Recommendations: We can provide guidance on choosing footwear that fits properly and minimizes friction on the feet.
  4. Debridement: For stubborn corns or calluses, our podiatrists may perform debridement to safely remove the thickened skin and provide immediate relief.
  5. Medication: In some cases, topical medications or ointments may be prescribed to soften the skin and reduce discomfort.

Don’t Let Corns and Calluses Hold You Back

If you’re experiencing discomfort or pain from corns or calluses, don’t wait to seek treatment. Contact Family Podiatry today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced podiatrists. We’re here to help you get back on your feet and enjoy life without foot pain.

We are conveniently located in Baltimore, Reisterstown, and Towson. We are also just a short drive from Owings Mills, so say goodbye to long commutes and inconvenient appointments. At Family Podiatry of Maryland, quality care is right in your backyard. Don’t let foot pain or discomfort hold you back any longer. Whether you’re dealing with corns or calluses, now is the time to prioritize your foot health. 


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