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Callus

A callus is an area of thickened and hardened skin that develops as a result of repeated pressure, friction, or irritation.

Callus

A callus is an area of thickened and hardened skin that develops as a result of repeated pressure, friction, or irritation. It is the body's natural way of protecting the skin from excessive rubbing or pressure. Calluses commonly occur on the feet, particularly on the heels, balls of the feet, and sides of the big toe.

How can Blueprint Podiatry help with calluses on the feet?

Blueprint Podiatry offers professional care for calluses on the feet. The podiatrist can assess the underlying cause of the callus formation, which may be related to factors such as abnormal foot mechanics, ill-fitting footwear, or certain activities. Treatment options may include reducing the thickness of the callus using specialised instruments, providing advice on proper foot care and footwear selection, and addressing any contributing factors to prevent a recurrence.

Can calluses be painful, and how can Blueprint Podiatry help alleviate the pain?

Calluses can sometimes become painful, especially if they become excessively thick or if there is pressure on sensitive areas. Blueprint Podiatry can help alleviate the pain associated with calluses by carefully removing the thickened skin, relieving pressure through footwear and sometimes orthotic therapy, and recommending appropriate footwear modifications. We may also provide advice on using moisturisers or other topical treatments to keep the skin hydrated and prevent excessive dryness, which can contribute to callus formation.

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