Calluses can be a very annoying and sometimes uncomfortable thickening of the skin on your feet. The symptoms will usually be a bump on the skin with a thickened layer that is dry and flaky. If you are starting to notice that you have an issue with a callus that is becoming an annoyance, you can contact our team at Mill Creek Foot and Ankle clinic for professional foot calluses treatment in Lake Stevens.
A callus is generally caused by a layer of dead skin that becomes hard and forms over any area that has a bony prominence or a great deal of pressure. This hardened skin is made by keratinocytes, where are all throughout the epidermal layer of the skin.
A callus is pretty much an attempt by the body to protect itself from pressure or friction. However, if the extra skin starts to turn into a more painful issue, you need to make sure that you can get the treatment that you need. Because calluses can form on the sides of your feet, the ball area or the heel, it can start to become difficult to stand or walk for long periods of time.
Just a few of the ways that you can avoid developing a callus in the future include:
- Wearing shoes that fit properly and have plenty of support
- Rotating your shoes on a regular basis so that you are not having constant wearing on pressure points
- Taking the pressure off of your callus
- Wearing special pads or cushions in the areas where calluses tend to build up
For info on a corn vs callus, call Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic at (425)482-6663. We can help with professional foot calluses treatment in Lake Stevens.