Callus treatment

A callus is a thickening of the overlying skin to protect the surfaces of the foot that are constantly exposed to pressure. Commonly seen on the feet, calluses can also be seen on the hands of people who work with their hands. There are two types of calluses.

1-Callus type calluses: They are flat, flat and not very deep calluses that are common in pressure points. There are two types of calluses, painless or slightly painful.

2-Korn type calluses: They are calluses that root inwards. They are divided into two as hard and soft. Hard corns are formed in the more bony parts of the foot and soft corns are formed in soft and moist areas such as between the toes. This is the most painful type of callus.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF CALLUSES?

The first symptom is the hardening of the skin in the callus area. Other symptoms include thickening, hardening and pain as the thickened area is exposed to pressure. However, discoloration of the skin occurs. The callus, which can appear as a hard and high lump, can also be dry, hard and rough.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF CALLUSES?

Among the causes of calluses;

-Staying standing too much,

-Increase in body weight

Wrong shoe preferences (heels, non-orthopedic narrow or wide shoes)

-Walking too much

-Wearing shoes without socks

-Various sports activities

– Walking barefoot

-Having feet with too much bone

-There are specific professions and activities.

HOW IS CALLUS DIAGNOSED?

Callus, which is a visible condition, is an easily recognizable skin condition. Different types and different sizes can be confused with other diseases such as warts. For this reason, patients should definitely be examined by a dermatologist. The dermatologist can diagnose the callus with a physical examination.

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