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Help from a Media Podiatrist: Is it a callus or a corn on my foot? (Part B)

Focus on Footwear When You Develop a Callus or Corn on Your Foot 

Your choice of shoes, or lack thereof, can be a factor in how frequently you develop a callus or a corn on your foot. When these develop and it becomes too painful to manage, a local Media podiatrist should be your first stop when seeking treatment options. 

Runners and people who wear shoes that fit poorly are often prone to developing these foot conditions. It’s also not always the shoes you are wearing, but sometimes rather when you’re not wearing shoes that can cause your feet to try and protect themselves, thus developing foot problems. 

In most cases a callus or corn on your foot will not require professional treatment if you can identify the cause of the irritation. 

Types of footwear to avoid if you’re constantly forming corns or calluses include tight-fitting or high-heeled shoes that put constant pressure on your toes, heels, and the ball of your foot. On the flip side, shoes that are too loose can cause your foot to slide and rub against the sole or sides of the shoe. 

While the wrong foot protection can cause the formation of calluses or a corn on your foot, the lack of protection can also lead to these problems. Going barefoot on rough surfaces can cause calluses to form on the soles and heels of your feet over time. 

Seeking Treatment and Preventative Care from a Media Podiatrist 

Your podiatrist will perform a physical exam to determine what type of ailment you have, callus or corn, and then ask about your lifestyle to determine what may be the cause. 

Once the diagnosis is made, a treatment plan can be developed which may include: 

  • new shoes;
  • foot soaks; and
  • special padding inside your shoes. 

Patients who have diabetes or neurological disorders should always contact a doctor before performing any at-home treatment. Before corns or calluses make it too painful to walk, visit your podiatrist to take care of them properly. 

Have you developed a corn on your foot? Let a Media podiatrist help! 

Whether it’s a corn on your foot or a callus, these irritations can be painful and cause serious problems if not cared for properly. When home remedies and treatments don’t work, trust a local Media podiatrist with your foot health. 

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. The health of your feet can impact the rest of your body in many ways, that’s why we focus on both immediate and preventative care for our patients. 

With two convenient locations in Media and Phoenixville, Pennsylvania 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.