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Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic

Q
Why do calluses hurt so much?

A

Calluses are a reflection of friction or pressure on a given area of skin.  The location where a callus develops can indicate many biomechanical anomalies.  Since these areas already experience higher than usual pressure, having callus on this area as well can cause even more pressure on the underlying nerves and be very painful!  In addition, if a callus has developed from a sweat gland deep in the skin, there may be more to that callus than meets the eye.  Calluses with a deep core are very very painful because of how deep they are and how close they are to the superficial nerves in the underlying healthy skin.

If you are tired of dealing with a painful callus, come in and see one of our doctors today!  We have a few simple solutions to stop the callus from stopping you!