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Calluses

What are they and what are the symptoms?

Calluses are areas of hard, thickened skin that develop when the skin is exposed to excessive pressure and/or friction. They can cause pain and discomfort when walking and may be yellowish in colour.

What causes them?

Calluses often develop when the skin rubs against something, such as a bone, a shoe or the ground.

Excessive pressure on bony areas of the foot, badly fitting shoes and lots of walking or running are all potential causes.

What is the treatment?

Sheridan Foot Health will undertake a full foot health assessment and a treatment plan will be devised to suit your individual needs and requirements. If the callus is painful and severe in nature it could also mean a hard corn is present within the callus. The assistance of a foot health professional will involve debriding the hard skin using a scalpel. The area will then be filed smooth and a hydrating cream is applied. In some cases, soft padding or foam insoles may be provided if required to reduce pressure and friction to the affected area.

Never attempt to remove a callus like this at home, please seek professional advice.

Contact the team on 02392 388149 or 07795 522700 for a consultation and treatment.