Calluses on the bottom of the feet are very common, especially on the bottom of the heel and on the ball of the foot. Calluses and rough or thickened skin typically results from increased pressure from within the foot such as a bone spur or enlarged bony prominence. For example, it’s not uncommon that individuals with a bunion or bunions will have thickened and callused skin on the side of the big toe joint. Additionally, abnormal skin on the bottom of the feet in some cases may be a sign of a more severe health concern, such as diabetes. If neglected, callused skin can become so dry that cracks and fissures develop, leading to both pain and possible infections. If you have tried your own callus removal treatments with little improvements, call Da Vinci Foot & Ankle to speak with one of our foot doctors.
Callus Removal Solutions
There are a variety of callus removal options, both conservative and surgical. Dr. Christopher Menke and Dr. Allison Menke can recommend various prescription strength moisturizing creams to initiate callus removal. Additional options include custom orthotics to offload bony prominences. Da Vinci Foot & Ankle carries multiple over-the-counter orthotics options in addition to making custom orthotics in our Greensboro, GA office. If conservative options do not alleviate the problem, surgery performed by one of our physicians locally at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro, GA, may be something to consider. If you are concerned about your feet and need to speak with a foot specialist in the Lake Oconee area, call our office at 706.999.9994 or request an appointment online.