The human body is impressive in its ability to protect itself from repeated pressure and stress. A foot callus can be ugly, but it’s important to remember that the formation is part of the body’s defense system. Calluses are protective layers of compacted dead skin cells or patches of skin that thicken, especially in bony areas, to protect the skin against damage or injury. If you have recurring foot calluses, contact Dr. Mark Forman to discuss your treatment options.
When foot calluses first begin to develop, they are not painful. However, when they have deep-seated cores, they can become extremely painful and make it difficult to walk, stand, or even wear shoes. If you suspect a callus is developing, look for symptoms such as thickening of the skin, discoloration of thickened skin, and a burning sensation. You should never attempt to remove a callus on your own because doing so can cause further damage and lead to infection.
If you have a foot callus and would like to discuss removal, please give us a call. To learn more about the conditions we treat and the services we provide visit www.azfootpain.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Forman in Scottsdale, AZ, call 480-423-8400.