So many of us are up on our feet throughout the day, whether we are running errands, getting work done, or simply walking around our own homes. Wear and tear can really take its toll on your feet over time, and things like the choice of shoes you wear and what activities you participate in will have some effect on your feet as well. Friction is inevitable and it may occur more often depending on your footwear and what you do, and sometimes things like corns and calluses can develop. Corns and calluses can be very painful, but our Carol Stream podiatrist here at Alm Foot Care can help provide you with the care that you need in order to recover and improve your overall foot health once more.
A corn or a callus develops when the skin grows thicker, usually due to friction and pressure. These layers of skin harden and develop in order to protect itself, but as these areas of skin grow thicker and harder they can become quite uncomfortable in and of themselves. For healthy people, then corns and calluses are not dangerous but may still be a matter of inconvenience or discomfort, so you may want to seek the help of a podiatrist in order to get rid of them safely and effectively. If you happen to have diabetes, however, then calluses and corns may be a more serious health concern. Having diabetes puts you at risk for complications regarding foot problems so it is essential that you get diabetic foot care as soon as possible. Corns and calluses can pose problems for others who may have similar conditions, such as poor blood circulation, which can make corns and calluses potentially dangerous. Here at Alm Foot Care, our Carol Stream podiatrist can provide you with whatever procedures that you may need. Trimming excess skin or the use of certain medicines can be used to get rid of the hardened skin at the location of the corn or callus. Medication can be prescribed to reduce risk of infection, and in some cases surgery can be used as well.
Here at Alm Foot Care, we can help make sure that your feet are in good condition and that any issues that you have are resolved. Our Carol Stream podiatrist can help administer whatever treatment it is that suits you best so that the pain and discomfort from having corns and calluses can be relieved successfully and effectively.