Callus Treatment at Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome

Calluses are thickened layers of skin caused by repeated pressure or friction, commonly found on the feet. While they serve as a protective measure for the skin, they can sometimes cause discomfort or pain when they become too thick. The Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome offers a range of treatments for calluses, focusing on relief from discomfort and prevention of further skin thickening. Understanding

Calluses are typically larger than corns and form on the soles of the feet, particularly
under the heels or balls, on the palms, or on the knees. They can be yellowish or pale in color and feel less sensitive to touch than surrounding skin due to their thickness.

Causes of Calluses:

  • Repeated Friction: Frequently occurs in areas subjected to ongoing rubbing.
  • Ill-fitting Shoes: Tight shoes or high heels that put excessive pressure on parts of the foot.
  • Not Wearing Socks: Socks help to reduce friction between the foot and shoe.
  • Manual Labor: Using tools or instruments that press against the skin can cause calluses on hands.

Our Treatments for Calluses:

Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • Proper Footwear: Shoes that fit well and provide adequate cushioning can help reduce pressure.
  • Orthotic Devices: Custom-made inserts designed to relieve pressure and redistribute weight.
  • Padding: Over-the-counter pads can protect calluses from further irritation.
  • Soaking and Moisturizing: Regularly soaking feet in warm, soapy water followed by moisturizing can help soften calluses.
  • Professional Removal: A podiatrist can safely trim excessive thickened skin using specialized tools.

Surgery is rarely required for calluses. Treatment usually involves addressing the source of friction or pressure causing the callus.

Why Choose Our Center in Rome, GA?

The Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for foot conditions, including calluses. Our team uses the latest techniques and treatments to ensure effective relief and prevention of callus formation, tailored to each patient’s unique needs.


Q: How can I prevent calluses?
A: Prevention involves wearing shoes that fit well, using protective pads in high-friction areas, and keeping the skin moisturized. Regular foot examinations can help identify areas of pressure early. Q: Are calluses harmful?
A: Calluses are generally not harmful and serve as protection against pressure and friction. However, they can cause discomfort or pain if they become too thick.

Q: Can calluses be a sign of another foot problem?
A: Yes, calluses can sometimes indicate underlying issues such as foot deformities or problems with gait that lead to uneven pressure distribution. A thorough examination can help identify any related problems.

Q: Is it safe to remove a callus at home?
A: While mild calluses can be cared for at home by soaking and gentle rubbing, it is not advisable to cut or aggressively remove calluses due to the risk of infection. For thick or painful calluses, seek professional care.

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