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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Corns and Calluses: Protecting Your Feet | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Katy Statler, D.P.M.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

Corns and Calluses: Protecting Your Feet
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Corns and Calluses: Protecting Your Feet | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we often have patients come into our Aberdeen office complaining about corns or calluses. Although it may seem strange to think of it this way, we should actually be grateful for corns and calluses because they act as a protection and early warning system for our feet.

What’s the Difference?

The difference between a corn and a callus is that a corn has a hard central core. In the case of both corns and calluses, however, there is a thickening of the skin which is the foot’s response to repeated pressure on a particular spot on the skin. In order to protect the skin and the deeper underlying tissue, the body builds up a thick patch of skin on the spot to keep it from being more seriously damaged.

What’s the Problem?

Our board certified foot and ankle surgeons, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo and Dr. Rajan Patel, will want to examine your foot and will ask questions about your medical history and recent activities to determine the cause of your corn or callus. While they may seem like a minor issue, a corn or callus can progress to the point where it is large enough to cause pain and discomfort as it rubs against your shoes. In addition to making it painful to walk, it can also lead to an infection if the friction is severe enough to cause an open sore to form.

A corn or callus can sometimes be managed by gently exfoliating the skin and then moisturizing to keep the skin from becoming too thick. “Bathroom surgery or trying to cut the callus down should definitely be avoided. Ultimately, however, the cause of the corn or callus needs to be addressed or it will just reoccur and continue to progress. Sometimes the cause is obvious, such as a structural deformity like a bunion or hammertoe but other times the source may be deep inside the foot like a Neuroma or a tumor.

Listen to your foot: make an appointment at our Aberdeen office to track down what’s causing your corn or callus and get the appropriate treatment to help prevent a minor issue from turning into a major problem.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Corns and Calluses: Protecting Your Feet, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen