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Treatment Options For Corns on Feet and Foot Callus

Podiatry 101 Corns On Feet
December 21st, 2015 / Corns On Feet

Welcome to the Doubleview Podiatry patient newsletter for this month.

Fun Fact: Women are 4 times more likely to have foot problems than men, mostly due to footwear.

Do you suffer from corns and calluses?

Corns often feel like a lump of hard skin and tend to develop on the bottom of the feet and between the toes. Callus is a more diffuse area of hard skin, and is commonly found on the big toes, heels, and on the bottom of the feet.

Corns and calluses build up over time and can become painful and uncomfortable if left untreated. In addition to this, they can lead to ulceration and possible infection, which is particularly concerning in patients with diabetes, reduced peripheral circulation or a compromised immune system.

Corns and calluses can develop for a number of reasons, including:

  • Poorly fitting footwear
  • The shape of your feet
  • The way you walk
  • Foot biomechanics
  • Neglecting regular moisturising

They can be treated by debridement (scraping) and reducing pressure over the affected area to prevent recurrence.

To make an appointment to have your corns and callus assessed, you can call our receptionist Sue on 08 9341 5166.

We look forward to seeing you at our practice soon.

Stephen, Sara and Sue

Have a look at our beautiful Christmas hamper! It features a bottle of 2012 Millbrook Tempranillo red wine, a big box of Lindt chocolates and a Heston Blumenthal Hidden Clementine Christmas Pudding, among many other goodies. Every patient that comes into the clinic this month is automatically placed in the raffle. Good luck!

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