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Orthotics May Help to Treat Corns and Calluses

Foot corns and calluses are common conditions resulting from continuous friction and pressure. Calluses typically develop beneath the ball of the foot, around the heel area, and under the big toe. Corns are a specific type of callus characterized by a hard central core found on top of and between the toes. Various factors contribute to the formation of calluses and corns. Wearing ill-fitting shoes that are tight, narrow, or high-heeled, are frequent culprits. Underlying foot issues such as bunions, hammer toes, or arthritis can also lead to an excess buildup of calluses and corns. However, the most common cause is excessive pressure and friction due to overpronation. An effective treatment for calluses and corns can involve professional removal by a podiatrist. Custom-made orthotics offer a preventive approach by biomechanically realigning the foot, reducing excess pressure, and minimizing friction. If you suffer from calluses and corns on your feet, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist to discuss if orthotics are the correct solution. 

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact David Mansky, DPM of Mansky Podiatry. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Corns: What Are They? and How Do You Get Rid of Them?
Corns can be described as areas of the skin that have thickened to the point of becoming painful or irritating. They are often layers and layers of the skin that have become dry and rough, and are normally smaller than calluses.

Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as wearing:

  • Well-fitting socks
  • Comfortable shoes that are not tight around your foot
  • Shoes that offer support

Treating Corns
Treatment of corns involves removing the dead skin that has built up in the specific area of the foot. Consult with Our doctor to determine the best treatment option for your case of corns.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Hastings, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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