Corns and calluses aren’t usually a big concern from a medical standpoint, but they can cause pain and discomfort. New York’s expert podiatrist, Terry Robertson, DPM of New York Foot Center, can help smooth away uncomfortable corns and calluses once and for all. If you have either of these foot conditions, book an evaluation either through the online scheduling system or by calling the clinic in Yorkville, Upper East Side.
Both corns and calluses develop in the skin of your feet and are often uncomfortable. They are hard, thick spots that form as your skin protects itself from pressure or friction, often from snug-fitting shoes.
Calluses tend to develop on the soles of your feet on your heels or balls, areas that commonly bear weight. They are generally large patches of thickened skin. Calluses can cause some discomfort, but they’re rarely painful.
Corns are much smaller than calluses and form a small ball of inflamed skin, surrounding a hard center. You usually get corns on areas that aren’t weight-bearing, such as on the tops or sides of your toes. Corns can even develop between your toes, and they are known to be painful.
Sometimes. You might initially notice some pain or discomfort while walking or standing. While inspecting your feet, you’re probably going to feel some rough patches or areas of thickened skin. Your skin may even be flaky, waxy, or overly dry.
If your corns or calluses aren’t bothering you, treatment isn’t always necessary. For minor discomfort, switching to footwear that gives your feet more room can help resolve corn and callus issues.
However, because corns and calluses are sometimes unsightly, most men and women want them removed. Dr. Robertson can easily trim away excess skin and pare down thickened skin right in his office. For severely thickened skin, he can apply callus-removing medication, which helps your skin soften and heal.
If your corns or calluses impact your daily activities, Dr. Robertson might recommend custom orthotics. These premium inserts minimize pressure on corns and calluses, which helps them heal and fade over time.
To further accelerate your recovery and improve your skin’s shedding process, Dr. Robertson recommends soaking your skin regularly and using a pumice stone to smooth your skin. Over time, your foot skin starts to become smoother and softer.
Schedule your corn and callous treatment at New York Foot Center by using the online scheduling system, or by calling the office.