Calluses on feet

Symptoms

Calluses are the body’s attempt at protecting itself from friction or pressure, but unfortunately, the extra skin becomes a painful problem in many cases. They are most common on the heel, the ball of foot, and the sides of the foot.

You may have a callus if you have a large area of thickened skin, especially on the heel, ball of foot, or sides of the foot.

Calluses on the feet are often caused by friction and pressure from footwear as well as abnormal patterns of walking or repetitive activities (such as in sports).

Treatment

  • Wear properly fitted shoes with adequate arch support
  • Rotate your shoe type on a daily basis
  • Take pressure off your callus and it may go away

If a callus does form on your feet we can help please call 407-423-1234 to make an appointment.