Corns and Calluses at Step Right Health

Understanding Corns and Calluses

Though often used interchangeably, corns and calluses are distinct. Corns generally appear on non-weight-bearing parts of the foot like the tops and sides of the toes and even between toes. They can be painful when pressed. Calluses usually develop on the sole of the foot, particularly under the heels and the forefoot and can be larger and less sensitive than corns. Understanding these differences is crucial in treating them effectively.

In-Depth Diagnostic Process

Our diagnosis process begins with a complete history taking, followed by a visual and tactile examination of the affected areas. We might also conduct a gait analysis to understand how your walking style may contribute to the problem.

Treatment Options

Based on the diagnosis, we offer a multitude of treatment options ranging from conservative to more aggressive approaches. Conservative methods often involve trimming down the corn or callus using a scalpel and applying pads or plasters to relieve pressure. More advanced treatments can include prescription creams enriched with salicylic acid, custom-made orthotics designed to redistribute weight away from the affected areas

Advanced Preventive Measures

We believe that prevention is better than cure, especially for recurrent conditions like corns and calluses. This is where our biomechanical assessments come into play. By analyzing the mechanics of your foot and the way you walk, we can identify areas prone to friction and pressure. Based on this, we can recommend specific types of footwear or insoles designed to minimize these issues.

Advanced Preventive Measures

Long-term Management

While some corns and calluses can be treated quickly, others may require ongoing care. We offer long-term treatment plans that may involve regular appointments for debridement (removal of the hard skin), and follow-up assessments to track the effectiveness of treatment and make adjustments as needed.

At-Home Care

We understand that your busy lifestyle may not allow frequent clinic visits, so we also provide comprehensive guidance on home-based treatments. This could involve self-care routines like foot soaks, applying moisturizers, and how to use over-the-counter pads or creams effectively

Cutting-Edge Technology

We stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in podiatry to offer you the best possible care. Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art devices for imaging and gait analysis, ensuring that we get to the root of the issue as accurately as possible.

Virtual Consultations at Step Right Health Today

Can't make it to our clinic for regular check-ups? We offer virtual consultations to ensure that your treatment remains on the right track. During these sessions, our specialists can evaluate the status of your corns or calluses and advise any necessary changes to your treatment plan.

By choosing Step Right Health for your corn and callus treatment, you're not just treating the symptoms but actively contributing to long-term foot health.