Thousand Oaks & Camarillo Bunions, Corns & Calluses
Treatment for Painful Foot Conditions in Newbury Park
Corns, calluses, and bunions are common foot problems that can be painful and uncomfortable. It’s important to be aware of these conditions so that you can take appropriate care and prevent them from becoming serious health problems, such as a foot ulcer.
The skilled podiatrists at Performance Foot and Ankle provide comprehensive care and treatment for bunions, corns, calluses, and other foot conditions. Contact us today at (805) 380-3152 to schedule an appointment.
How Does a Podiatrist Remove a Callus?
Large calluses and corns are can usually be reduced with a surgical blade. The podiatrist can use the blade to delicately shave the thick, dead skin away. This procedure is painless since the skin is already dead. If the corn or callus reoccurs, additional treatments may be needed. In cases that do not respond well to this procedure, surgery may be necessary. If the corn or callus is causing serious pain, cortisone injections into the affected foot may be given.
A corn is a type of callus that often forms on the top or side of the toes. They are not usually painful when left alone, but can be if pressed. Corns can be caused by friction on the skin, usually from wearing uncomfortable shoes.
There are two types of corns:
- Hard corns – Small, bumps that appear on firm areas of skin, usually near a callus
- Soft corns – White, rubbery-looking corns that often appear between the toes
A callus is skin that has been thickened in response to irritation. Callus formations are a defensive mechanism designed to protect the body from damage. Calluses usually build up on the bottom of the foot, and they are much bigger than corns.
In most cases, calluses are not a major cause for concern. However, if you have a painful callus, one that lasts for a long period of time, or if you have diabetes, you should have it examined by a podiatrist.
Bunions are painful growths that form at the base of the big toe joint. The growth is formed from bone, and sticks out from the outside side of the toe. Bunions form slowly over time, so if you see a lump on the side of your toe, chances are it will grow larger over the following weeks.
Bunions can be caused by wearing poor-fitting shoes, genetics, or arthritis. They are painful to the touch and cause redness and inflammation around the toe. Not all bunions will require treatment. It depends on how much discomfort it is causing you. Conservative treatments include changing your footwear, applying ice, and wearing arch support shoe inserts. In severe cases, bunions will need to be removed through surgery.
Performance Foot and Ankle provides treatment for bunions, corns, and calluses in Thousand Oaks & Camarillo. Contact us today.
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