Corns and calluses are thick, hard skin that can form on the top of your toes, on the bottom of your feet, or between your toes. Although they act as a protective barrier, they can become very painful. It’s amazing how what seems like a low-level problem can really slow you down.
Most people think of corns and calluses as an annoyance they have to live with. But they are actually a response to abnormal pressure on your feet.
What Causes Corns & Calluses
- Aging: Some of the protective fat in our feet diminishes as we age. The loss of this natural padding causes the bones to rub and form corns and calluses. And, if you have other foot issues such as bunions or hammertoes you are more likely to develop corns.
- Shoes: Shoes that don’t fit well and shoes with high heels are big culprits in the formation of corns and calluses.
- Alignment: If you have misalignments of the bones in your feet, such as flat feet, your shoes are more likely to rub and the result are corns and calluses.
You local pharmacy’s shelves are packed with remedies for corns and calluses. But buyer beware! Many contain harsh acids that can damage the skin and lead to painful infections. Skin damage and infections are often caused by the use of over-the-counter corn removal blades, as well.
Professional Treatment For Corns & Calluses
Until the underlying reason you have corns or calluses is addressed, you can be assured they will always come back. In fact, many visit their doctor every four to six weeks to have them removed. Dr. Baldinger doesn’t want you to repeatedly come into his office just to remove the symptoms of an underlying problem that should be addressed.
We Treat Corns & Calluses Differently Here
First, Dr. Baldinger performs a gentle, thorough examination to confirm that you truly have a corn or a callus. Next, he carefully removes the offending tissue (so you feel better right away). Finally, he puts a plan in place that will uncover the underlying cause. This may involve an MRI or other diagnostic tests.
Today, we have effective ways to correct your foot problems so corns and calluses are a thing of the past.
Are you ready to get to the bottom of why you have corns and calluses and experience smooth feet again?
Dr. Baldinger Will Help You Love Your Feet!