Corns & Callouses

Experience relief from the discomfort of corns and callouses through our expert care. These common foot issues can be painful, but our treatments aim to provide quick relief and prevent recurrence.

While calluses are often not a cause for serious concern, and many people manage them at home, there are situations were consulting a healthcare professional, such as a podiatrist, may be beneficial. Here are some scenarios in which seeking medical advice is advisable:

  • Pain or Discomfort: If your calluses are causing pain or discomfort, especially when walking or performing daily activities, it’s a good idea to consult a healthcare professional. They can help determine the cause of the discomfort and provide appropriate treatment.
  • Recurrent or Severe Calluses: If you repeatedly develop calluses despite attempts to manage them at home, or if the calluses are particularly large or thick, a healthcare professional can assess the underlying cause and suggest effective solutions.
  • People with Diabetes: Individuals with diabetes should be especially cautious with foot care. Calluses, if left untreated, can lead to complications such as ulcers. A healthcare professional can provide guidance on proper foot care and address any concerns related to diabetes and foot health.
  • Suspected Infection: If a callus becomes painful, red, swollen, or shows signs of infection, such as the presence of pus, it’s important to seek medical attention promptly.

In many cases, simple measures like using moisturizers, wearing proper footwear, and using pumice stones to gently reduce callus thickness can be effective. However, if you have concerns or if the calluses persist, it’s recommended to consult with North Shore Foot & Ankle for personalized advice and appropriate care.