Your doctors are here to identify whether your callus is a run-of-the-mill callus or if it is a porokeratosis or wart. Sometimes calluses develop deeper under the skin close to the sweat gland (called a porokeratosis). These calluses have deep cores and usually aren’t well managed with simple use of pumice stones. Your doctor can trim more of this callus material away and recommend prescription strength urea cream to soften the skin and make the calluses less painful. This goes for your regular old calluses too! If the lesion is a wart, your doctor will have an entirely different treatment plan. Because calluses stem from increased friction due to your foot type, our doctors can also recommend padding/inserts that decrease your foot’s disposition to developing the calluses in the first place to keep them from coming back!
Make an appointment with us today if you are having trouble staying ahead of your calluses!