A callus occurs when the skin thickens as a result of excess pressure. Calluses commonly form on the ball of the foot or on the toes, placing pressure on nerves and causing sharp pain. At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our board certified specialists offer personalized treatment plans for patients suffering from complications of the foot and ankle, including calluses. If you or a loved one are suffering from painful calluses or any other foot or ankle discomfort, turn to the experts at the Orlando Orthopaedic Center.

Callus Treatment

In order to effectively treat calluses and prevent a re-occurrence it is important to take the time, with your doctor, to determine the cause of the excessive callus development. Once you have determined the source of the unnatural pressure on your foot, you can begin callus treatment immediately and greatly reduce the advancement of your calluses.

There are several treatment options to explore when it comes to callus removal. Treatment methods include: regular maintenance to keep reduce the size of the callus, wearing properly fitted shoes, foot padding and surgical removal. Only a specialist can help you determine the most effective treatment option for your individual needs. It is very important for patients who suffer from poor circulation to have their calluses monitored and treated regularly, especially those with diabetes.

Common Causes of Callus

  • Ill-fitting Shoes
  • Deformities of the toes and or feet
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Standing or working on one’s feet for long hours
  • Bunions
  • High foot arches
  • Being overweight

At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our foot and ankle specialists treat calluses and other complications of the foot.  Whether you recently began noticing changes to your feet or you have an advanced case of painful calluses; our specialists are here to help you through every step of the treatment process.  If you are interested in learning more about your treatment options, including callus removal, schedule a consultation with one of our specialists today.