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By Foot Doctor of the East Bay
September 08, 2015
Category: Corns and Calluses
Tags: corns   calluses  

Corns and CallusesCorns and calluses may not be dangerous, but they can be painful, unsightly and unpleasant. Chances are, if you develop a corn or callus, you will want to have it removed as soon as possible. Depending on the size and thickness of your corn or callus, you may be able to treat it at home or you may need to visit your San Leandro podiatrist at Foot Doctor of the East Bay, Michael Stein, DPM. Here are a few corn and callus treatments you can try.

1. Switch to Comfortable Shoes

If your corns or calluses are the result of shoes that rub or pinch, make the switch to more comfortable shoes right away. Your shoes should be the correct size, have a low heel and feature a roomy toe box. You may even try sandals for a while to give your feet time and space to recover.

2. Soak in Warm Water

Soften the rough patches of skin by soaking your calluses in warm water. Once your callus is softened, you can gently and gradually remove the top layers with a pumice stone, being careful not to cut your skin. Speak to your San Leandro podiatrist first if you have diabetes, however, as this method may not be a good choice for you.

3. Use Pads or Inserts to Relieve Pressure

If your corn or callus is the result of too much friction, relieve some of the pressure with carefully positioned moleskin pads or shoe inserts. These inserts will help relieve pain and keep the corn or callus from worsening. Inserts are especially helpful for individuals who have foot deformities.

4. Visit Your San Leandro Podiatrist

For corns or calluses that are thick, painful or persistent, a trip to your San Leandro podiatrist Dr. Stein at Foot Doctor of the East Bay may be necessary. He can carefully remove the corn or callus using a procedure called debridement, in which he will carefully remove it layer by layer.

If your hands or feet have unsightly or painful corns or calluses, you don't have to live with them any longer. Try any of the treatment methods listed above or simply call Dr. Stein to have your corns or calluses removed once and for all. Your trusted San Leandro podiatrist, Dr. Stein will have your hands and feet looking and feeling better in no time. Call today!



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