The callus is considered a skin thickening. In fact, a callus is hidden under the dead, yellowish tissue that looks like skin thickening (hyperkeratosis) and often causes pain. A callus is located in a certain narrow area and at the same time can penetrate very deeply to reach the bone tissue. Callus usually has a very narrow and hard root.
Bone structure deformation, orthopedic defects, such as flat feet, wrong choice of shoes in combination with factors such as increased sweating and repetitive injuries cause the formation of callus. Local callousness appears primarily as a result of pressure and friction in a specific area of the foot skin.
Hardening as a result of pressure does not occur outwards, but inwards. This forms a callus that continues growing in depth. Most often corns are formed on and between the toes, as well as on the soles and heels.
Determining the corn type increases the chances of successful treatment. Hard callus, soft callus, “seed” corns, fibrous callus, and subungual are distinguished. Cutting them off or treating them with solutions, as a rule, does not help.
For successful treatment, it is important to determine if the bone under the callus is affected. Medical care sessions and foot treatment debulk the thickening which brings significant relief, especially for painful callus. Skin thickening should not be cut off in one session otherwise a new, larger corn will form very soon.
The callus is removed with the abrasive medical device. Then we apply the salicylic acid solution. Callus in patients with diabetes should be paid special attention since the healing process can be slow. If you do not eliminate the cause of the corn, its treatment will be only a temporary solution.
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