What is a callus?

Callus (hyperkeratosis) is a build-up of thickened skin that develops in areas of high friction or pressure. This can often be accompanied by corns and can range from mildly uncomfortable to unbearably painful depending on the thickness of the skin. Calluses often appear on the bottom of the foot around the forefoot, as well as the heel and around the sides and tips of the toes. It is recommended that people with diabetes be screened and treated regularly, to prevent the development and build-up of callus that could potentially lead to ulcers forming underneath as the skin breaks down.

Conservative Treatment

We can help by removing the callus, determining the cause of the callus, and providing you with padding, insoles and silicon wedges to prevent or delay the build up of callus.