If you are on your feet for long hours during the day, you are at an increased risk of developing corns and calluses. These areas of thick, hardened skin can sometimes require the attention of a podiatric medicine specialist. Some people decide to visit a podiatrist simply because the appearance of corns and calluses is undesirable, while others seek medical care because of the discomfort.
If the thickened area of skin develops on a weight-bearing part of the foot or in an area that is subjected to friction, you may experience pain. This can make it difficult for you to carry out daily activities. An immediate relief from the pain is an excellent reason to consult a podiatrist. While you’re in the office, you can be evaluated or measured for an orthotic insert to prevent future occurrences of corns and calluses.
Family Foot Center provides a full range of podiatric medicine services in Whitestone, including the effective treatment of corns and calluses. If you have a foot health problem or you’re interested in preventive wellness, call us today at (718) 767-5555.