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Dallas Podiatrist Shares Treatments for Calluses

Do you live in a cold climate? If so, you most likely wear gloves and hats to protect your skin from the elements. You may even slather on moisturizer to protect dry skin from cracking.

Did you know that your feet take protective measures too?

dallas podiatrist treatment for callusesWhen your feet encounter a lot of friction, hardened layers of skin often develop to protect the skin from injury. This is called a callus. They are a common problem and often develop on the soles of the feet. They can occur from wearing tight high heels, obesity, an abnormality in a person’s gait or from having flat or high arched feet. With the right modifications though and finding and eliminating the source of pressure or friction, a callus will usually disappear on its own.

What if a callus is painful?

Foot specialists, Drs. Joel Brook and David Northcutt, often treat patients who have calluses that are causing them discomfort. Calluses can become inflamed and painful requiring specialized treatment. For some patients, a foot abnormality could be causing the recurrence of a callus. Custom orthotics are very helpful in cases like this to help relieve pressure on the affected area. For some patients, trimming down some of the thickened skin is an appropriate treatment option.

Many people try to take care of calluses on their own with tools to shave or trim down hardened skin. This is highly discouraged, especially for diabetics as it greatly increases the risk of injury, which could lead to a serious infection.

If you have a callus that is bothering you or has become painful, contact one of our podiatric offices for help. Make an appointment in Dallas by calling (972) 566-7474 or Plano (972) 943-3323.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star all h
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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