Calluses Specialist

About Feet Podiatry Center

Podiatry located in Exton, PA

Calluses (hyperkeratosis) are dry, flaky, hardened patches of skin that form because of constant friction over a bony area. If you have thickened calluses, the board-certified podiatrists provide in-office removal treatments at About Feet Podiatry Center in Exton, Pennsylvania. Click on the online scheduling tool to book your callus treatment session, or call to speak with a team member directly.

Calluses Q&A

Why do I get calluses on my feet?

Calluses form as your skin tries to protect itself from excessive friction and pressure. Your skin thickens to prevent further skin damage, as well as injury to underlying bone and connective tissues. Calluses develop gradually over long periods of time due to:

  • Bone deformity
  • Ill-fitting or tight shoes
  • Poor circulation, as with diabetes
  • High levels of activity, such as distance running

Smoking can also increase your chances of having calluses because of the constriction of blood vessels. This leads to tissue damage and loss of skin thickness, which increases the contact between your bones and skin. 

When should I see a podiatrist for calluses?

The compassionate podiatrists at About Feet Podiatry Center encourage you to come in for an evaluation if you have calluses that are thickening or worsening. It’s important to have your calluses professionally treated if they’re associated with:

  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Warmth 
  • Drainage 

You also need to come into About Feet Podiatry Center if you continue to develop calluses in the same areas. This may indicate a bone deformity or similar problem that needs to be treated.

Lastly, it’s essential to have a callus evaluation if you have diabetes or poor circulation. Your risk of serious slow-healing wounds, nerve damage, and infections is higher in these cases, and you need professional medical treatment. 

How are foot calluses treated?  

Your callus treatment from About Feet Podiatry Center depends on the severity of your skin condition. About Feet Podiatry Center provides the following callus treatments in the office (to name a few):

  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Removal with a surgical scalpel
  • Prescription-strength salicylic acid peels
  • Callus padding and custom orthotics (to offload pressure)

If you continue to develop calluses because of bone problems, your podiatrist could recommend surgery to correct the underlying issue. About Feet Podiatry Center is home to two highly advanced operating rooms, so you can undergo the corrective procedure and postoperative care you need, all under one roof.

About Feet Podiatry Center offers in-office callus removal, so you can restore your healthy-looking feet. Book your callus appointment either online or over the phone today.