Corns & Calluses

Corn And Callus Treatment In Algonquin, IL, And Surrounding Areas

At the Foot And Ankle Specialists Of Illinois, we handle anything and everything to do with Feet and Ankles. If you feel you have an issue or are suffering from a foot ailment, we can resolve it, it’s that simple! We say this with confidence because we have years of experience, knowledge, and technology to tackle any foot and ankle related problems you might have! One of which could be corns and calluses, which are a common occurrence and easily diagnosed and treated.

What Are Corns And Calluses?

Characterized by a hardening of the skin in response to constant friction. Corns and calluses can occur anywhere on the body; however, they are most commonly found on the feet and hands.

Corns

Smaller than calluses. They include inflamed skin with a hard center. They’re occasionally painful upon the application of pressure, and they can be found in areas that don’t experience a lot of weight-bearing.

Calluses

Calluses are larger than corns. They vary in appearance, are found in areas constantly exposed to frictions, and are rarely painful.

What Are The Symptoms Of Corns And Calluses?

Symptoms can be irksome, and in severe cases, debilitating. If you notice any of the symptoms listed below, you may be suffering from a corn or callus.

  • Thickening area of skin, perhaps a hardened bump
  • Dry, cracking, or flaky skin
  • Pain when applying pressure
  • Rubber or wax-like bumps on the skin

What Are The Causes Of Corns And Calluses?

Patients suffering from corns and calluses often admit to wearing ill-fitting footwear leaving the foot exposed to constant rubbing. Other common causes include:

  • Foot pronation and overpronation (feet rolling inward or outward)
  • Constant exercise or weight-bearing activities
  • Other prevailing foot conditions including bunions or hammertoe
  • Aging

Treatment For Corns And Calluses?

In order to effectively treat corns and calluses, the exact source of the friction needs to be eliminated. Some home remedies can be effective in treating corns and calluses, and some with corns and calluses on their feet can try:

  • New shoes, perhaps a different size to prevent unnecessary pressure
  • Callus pads, padded socks
  • Always wear socks when wearing shoes

Be sure to never scrape away at a callus, as the resulting wound will be susceptible to infection. If you have questions regarding corns and calluses, contact your physician as we can offer additional treatment options including:

  • Customized shoe inserts
  • Advice on footwear
  • Other professional treatment options

Tired Of Home Remedies? We Can Help You Find Relief!

If you’ve tried some of the home remedies and still aren’t seeing relief from your corns and calluses, the professionals at the Foot And Ankle Specialists Of Illinois, located in Algonquin, IL, are ready to book you for a consultation where we can suggest a more effective treatment plan!

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