How are your feet feeling? Are they dried out and lumpy, characterized by corns or calluses that make just about every step a true chore?
If you’re one of the millions of Americans today suffering from pained feet caused by calluses, which are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells along the bony areas of your foot, then it’s time you turned your attention to Affiliated Podiatrists, LTD, located right here in Chicago and leading the way in podiatric solutions.
That’s because Drs. Joel and Marc Feder team of podiatrist professionals make it their mission to overcome whatever unsightly growth is ailing your feet in record time, whether it’s corns or calluses. But what are they caused by in the first place?
Causes of Calluses
Foot calluses are formed when repeated friction occurs between your skin and the bony structures of your feet or irregularities in your shoes, as this continued rubbing motion along the surfaces of your feet eventually creates hard, tough areas of extra skin. While corns usually form near the toes, calluses show their ugly selves on the soles of feet.
When left untreated, the friction conducive to callus formation can lead to excess pressure that causes pain and burning. Some at-home remedies can aid in callus relief, including moleskin or padding placed in your shoes along the callused areas.
Whatever you do, don’t try to cut calluses on your own, as doing so can lead to unwanted infections that will definitely require immediate podiatric intervention!
For more information on how to treat corns and calluses on your feet, give one of Dr. Feder’s helpful associates a call today at (773) 202-8800 for the lasting foot relief you’ve been waiting for!