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Corns & Calluses - Podiatric Treatments

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Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin caused by repetitive friction. The body protects itself by increasing the thickness of the epidermal layers, creating protective dead cells.

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Symptoms

  • Discomfort
  • Deformation
  • Intermittent Pain
  • Corns
  • Burning Sensations

Be aware that both corns and calluses that are not adequately addressed can lead to serious complications, such as ulcers, infections, and even to amputation of the foot in the case of diabetics. Consult us to avoid such complications.

Podiatric Interventions

The Role of your Podiatrist

The role of the podiatrist is to maintain the health of your feet and assess the etiology causing changes in the skin, such as corns and calluses. When appropriate, he will undertake an examination, after which he will be able to develop a personalized treatment plan. This may involve either wearing custom orthotics, performing a skin biopsy, or minor surgery.

Active Prevention Methods

Corns and calluses are sometimes the result of a major problem. As a precaution, the podiatrist performs a dermatological, neurological, or biomechanical evaluation. He can also undertake additional exams, like x-rays and an assessment of the patient’s gait. The data derived from these evaluations allow him to measure the health of your feet and give a precise thorough diagnosis.

Diabetic Foot Complications

To maintain their state of health, it is highly recommended that diabetics consult a podiatrist. Moreover, it is not advisable to accept bargain-basement care; it is best to ensure that all complications are avoided. The risks of corns and calluses for a diabetic can lead to amputation of the feet if severe complications occur.

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FAQs

What Causes Corns and Calluses?

Intrinsic skin problems such as warts, foreign objects, or neoplasms often cause corns and calluses. They can also be the result of a gap in the alignment of the foot bones and biomechanics. Consult us for a permanent and safe solution to ensure your feet are healthy.

What Is the Difference Between a Corn and a Callus?

A callus is a diffuse thickening of the epidermis, while a corn is a cone-shaped thickening, often sensitive to pressure. Visit our clinic for an accurate diagnosis.

How Can the Podiatrist Help You?

Many people undergo foot care for aesthetic reasons as a temporary solution. Such care is often provided in beauty salons. According to the Québec College of Podiatrists, this act is an illegal practice of podiatry, which is not the case for podiatry clinics. It is therefore recommended that you entrust the care of your feet to a podiatrist, nurse, or doctor for safety reasons and to avoid any complications. Visit our clinic for comprehensive foot care provided by a professional as recommended by the law who is also a member of the College of Podiatrists. Consult the NDG Podiatry Clinic for the care and treatment of foot corns and calluses. Treatments are also available for diabetics.