After trying all of these treatments if your callouses are still there and causing you some pain then you should visit a podiatrist’s to see if there is any way that your foot callous can be removed and the previously affected area treated. Usually podiatrists will prescribe topical medications for you to apply. However if your callouses are very painful then they might try another method of foot callous removal. Gel Toe Caps - A compressive sleeve completely lined with gel that is easily slipped onto the toes to pad the joints and the tip of the toe. Reduces the pressure and is protective from callus formation or progression. The wrong kind of footwear can lead to the development of foot corn. Footwear that is too tight can lead to excess friction on certain parts of the foot This excess friction makes the skin hard and tough. The skin that is under constant friction hardens because it is damaged and repairs itself by making itself tougher. Corns are usually caused by misalignment of the toes (hammer toes). Toes can curl under causing the toe knuckle to rub on the shoe. The good news is there are ways for you to alleviate the pain from corns and calluses. We’ll discuss them in one of our posts in the future. Well foot calluses are easily treated. The simple solution is to remove the pressure causing the calluses in the first place. Once the pressure has been removed the callus should subside, so long as it is treated with care. Understandably, if pressure has been caused in that area it is most likely due to actions the host is taking that is causing such pressure. A comfortable pair of shoes might be in order and rest from staying on your feet for long periods is advised. To keep those tootsies of yours in good health, learn how to prevent certain foot conditions that can leave you lame, or unable to walk. There are risks and complications with all operations and these should be discussed in detail with your specialist. However, with most foot surgery it is important to remember that you may be left with some pain and stiffness and the deformity may reoccur in the future. This is why it is not advisable to have surgery if the deformity is not painful and does not limit your walking. A thorough examination of your foot and general health is important so that these complications can be minimised. They often develop on the areas near the joints of toes in response to shoe friction, especially if you have hammertoes. Burning feet refers to a foot sensation that is most frequently experienced by adults over age 50 and those who are diabetic. Thyroid dysfunction, gastric restriction in morbidly obese people, and heavy use of alcohol also have been linked with burning feet. Nerve problems, such as neuromas and tarsal tunnel syndrome, may also be associated with the sensation of burning feet. It is not unusual for feet to ache or burn at the end of a long day. However, on an ongoing basis, burning feet can be a symptom of a more serious health problem. Please consult our office and schedule an appointment if you experience persistent burning feet.