Calluses, or areas of thickened skin on the bottom of your foot, should be evaluated and treated by your podiatrist. Without proper evaluation, you don't know if what you are treating is actually a callus; it could be a wart or even the start of a sore or an ulcer. I discourage the use of an over the counter corn or callus removal pad, because very often these will contain an acid that may create a chemical burn on the skin. This is especially risky if you have an underlying disease such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, or neuropathy (numbness) in the feet. For more information, or to find out what that growth is on the bottom of your foot, make an appointment and our doctors can diagnose you and come up with a treatment plan, so you won't have to treat that callus yourself.
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