March 3, 2012

A callus is an area of hard, thickened skin that commonly occurs across the ball of the foot, on the heel, under the big toe or on top of the small toes.

Manifesting as a skin problem, the formation of a callus is actually due to a problem with the bone or the joint. Calluses are a result of repeated friction and pressure from shoes or the ground. In response to this pressure, the skin thickens and forms a callus.

At Footcare Place, a Chiropodist can trim your calluses at regular intervals and may prescribe custom-made orthotics to correct the underlying foot problem causing the calluses.

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