Need a local source for corns or calluses treatment in Niagara? This article offers information on a callus or callosity, known to be a toughened piece of skin which has thickened and become hard as a result to repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation. Frequent rubbing will cause blisters rather than allow calluses to form. Since repeated contact is required, calluses are most often found on feet because of frequent walking. Calluses are generally not harmful, but may sometimes lead to other problems, such as skin ulceration or infection.
Corns and calluses are often confused, but they’re not the same thing. Corns are smaller than calluses and have a hard center. Corns usually develop on parts of your feet that don’t bear weight, such as the tops and sides of your toes. Corns can be painful. Calluses, which may feel rough, are rarely painful and vary in size and shape, but are often more than an inch in diameter. Calluses usually develop on your palms and soles, especially underneath the bottom ends of your foot bones (metatarsals)
Corns or Calluses Treatment from Elio’s Chiropodist
Calluses and corns may go away by themselves eventually, once the irritation is consistently avoided. They may also be dissolved with a solution, or sanded down with a pumice stone or silicon carbide sandpaper or filed down with a callus shaver, or pared down by a professional such as a Chiropodist at Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre. Click here to request an appointment for calluses treatment
Calluses treatment by a Pedorthist at Elio’s may include:
- Foot and lower limb exam
- Custom-made foot orthotic or over-the-counter device
- Modification of footwear
- Recommendation of appropriate and proper fitting-footwear
- Toe spacers or padding
If you are experiencing foot pain or discomfort, the Pedorthic Association of Canada recommends you should talk to your doctor or book an appointment with a Canadian Certified Pedorthist for pedorthic management including orthopaedic footwear, shoe selection guidance and orthotics.
Elio’s is a proud member of the Pedorthic Association of Canada