When you have a callus or corn on your foot it will go away by removing the pressure that formed it. However, when an irritated area becomes painful and makes walking or wearing shoes difficult it may be time to see a local Media podiatrist.
Watch for these four signs that you need a podiatrist’s help in treating a corn or callus:
- walking or standing becomes painful and does not go away when resting;
- the corn is open and weeping;
- you change your posture or gait (walking style) to avoid pain from a corn or callus; and
- a soft callus becomes inflamed (reddened skin, painful, warm).
When you visit your local Media podiatrist for help with a painful callus or corn on your foot they’ll often take a look at your footwear. Your podiatrist may suggest different shoes or padded inserts to help relieve the pressure and protect the irritated areas so they can heal and soften again.
Have you developed a corn on your foot? Let a Media podiatrist help!
The team at HealthMark Foot & Ankle Associates is dedicated to caring for more than just your feet – we take time to provide comprehensive care for your entire lifestyle.
With two convenient locations in Philadelphia – Media and Phoenixville – our three-doctor team can give you the personal attention and specialized care you need to get back on your feet and enjoy life again. From common foot problems to diabetic foot care, we are here to help! Contact us at 610-565-3668 for a consultation at our Media office or 610-933-8644 for our Phoenixville office.