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A callus is an area of hard, thickened skin that can occur across the ball of the foot, on the heel or on the outer side of the big toe. While many consider them to be a skin problem, they are actually systemic of a problem within the bone.

Calluses have painful nerves and bursal sacs beneath them, causing symptoms ranging from sharp, shooting pain to dull, aching soreness.

Forming from repeated friction and pressure, calluses can cause pain or discomfort. Treatment for calluses can include:

  • Over-the-counter callus removers, when used carefully

  • Filing them away with a pumice stone or emery board

  • Non-medicated corn pads or moleskin, when used carefully

  • Trimming by an expert physician

The doctors at Progressive Podiatry can assist when your calluses do not respond to self-treatment.

Progressive Podiatry is an ideal choice for both prevention and treatments. To learn more about Progressive Podiatry, or to schedule a consultation with a specialist, please call (859) 331-2440.

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