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Foot Problems
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Haglund's Deformity  •   Heel Callus  •   Heel Fissures  •   Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)
Heel Problems - Heel Callus
Heel Calluses and corns form on your foot as a result of rubbing, friction or pressure. They can be very painful and can have an irritable, burning sensation. They usually form on bony areas of the foot or on areas that are in contact with a poorly fitted shoe.

The calluses and corns are really layers of dead skin cells. The body compacts these dead cells into the layers as a way to protect the foot. If you have this condition on a toe then you have a corn. Calluses form on the sole of the foot. Relieving the pain and pressure can be done using padding or moleskin. You should never use any tool or instrument to slice or cut corns and calluses.

Cutting could result in bleeding and infection. Home remedies are also not recommended unless specifically instructed by your podiatrist. Consult your podiatrist for proper care if you suffer from corns or calluses.




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The human foot has been called the mirror of health. Foot doctors, or doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs), are often the first doctors to see signs of such systemic conditions as diabetes, arthritis, and circulatory disease in the foot. Among these signs are dry skin, brittle nails, burning and tingling sensations, feelings of cold, numbness, and discoloration. Always seek professional care when these signs appear.