PODIATRIST DISCUSSES CALLUSES
posted: Nov. 14, 2023.
Calluses are your body's way of protecting the area from further friction or pressure, explains Brad Schaeffer, DPM, a foot and ankle surgeon at Central Park SOLE in New York City. Most calluses aren't painful, Dr. Schaeffer says. In fact, it's perfectly fine to ignore them if they aren't bothering you.
|Dr. Brad Schaeffer|
A foot doctor can use a scalpel or surgical blade to trim away your callus if you're having trouble removing the excess skin at home. It's especially important to have a podiatrist tend to your calluses (before attempting any at-home care) if you have diabetes or another condition that causes poor blood flow, because even a minor cut could become seriously infected, Dr. Schaeffer says. The doctor can take off the callus without damaging your healthy skin, helping you avoid complications.
Source: Marygrace Taylor, Livestrong [11/9/23]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News