Bunion, Corn & Callus Removal in New York City
We Can Help Your Feet Get a Fresh Start
While they may just seem like a minor irritation at first, bunions and calluses can quickly evolve into painful foot conditions. At New York Foot Center, we remove bunions and calluses and provide you with instructions for preventive care. Using evidence-based and conservative treatments, our skilled New York City podiatrist can get you back to walking pain-free in no time. We can perform a thorough assessment to determine what’s causing your bunions, calluses or corns.
How to Treat a Callus and Corn
A callus is a collection of dead skin cells trapped in the foot caused by pressure and friction against the skin. Corns are essentially the same thing, except they are smaller than calluses. Callus development is a natural bodily process designed to protect you. The skin creates the callus in response to friction in order to prevent the formation of a blister. Unfortunately, calluses can be very irritating and painful, and if they are forming it likely means that your feet undergoing more strain than they need to be.
What Causes Corns and Calluses?
While some calluses can be remedied by changing to a more comfortable shoe, others are caused by conditions such as hammertoe or bunions, which will require additional treatment. Calluses are susceptible to infections, so it is important to diagnose the cause and have it treated quickly.
Common causes include:
- Wearing shoes without socks
- Wearing ill-fitting shoes
- Improper walking motion
What Are Bunions?
Does your big toe lean towards the smaller toes? This is a very common and typically benign condition, but over time the pressure of the toe pushing against the metatarsal bone can result in a bunion. Bunions are bony lumps that form at the base of the big toe. They are often painful and can make it difficult to move your toes or walk.
How to identify a bunion:
- Does your big toe lean towards the smaller toes?
- Is there an unusual lump at the base of the big toe that hurts to touch?
- Is the area around the lump red or swollen?
- Do you have a difficult time moving your big toe?
- Have corns or calluses developed around the lump?
Treating Bunions in New York & the Surrounding Areas
To treat your bunion, our podiatrist will first have to figure out what caused it. In many cases, bunions can be treated with over-the-counter medications. Heating pads and foot baths can also be helpful. It is recommended that you see a professional because if a bunion formed once, it is likely it will form again, especially if you can’t identify and prevent the cause.
In severe cases, bunions may require surgery.
We can help you find out what is causing your bunions and treat them accordingly. Call (917) 809-6318 to schedule your appointment in New York and the surrounding areas today.
Many patients have experienced positive outcomes as a result of receiving care from New York Foot Center.
Dr. Robertson has a stellar rapport for outstanding podiatric care, so much that patients look forward to his bedside visits.
Dr. Robertson has in-depth knowledge about medical procedures and overall health. He stays ahead of the curve with the newest practices.
A League of His Own
Dr. Robertson is the only podiatrist with a masters in medical administration and public health, affording him the ability to truly put his patients first.