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Frederick Podiatrist | Frederick Calluses | MD | Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists |

Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists
Frederick: (301) 694-8880

Gettysburg: (717) 334-1825
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Westminster: (301) 694-8880

Calluses

 

The human body is amazing in its ability to protect itself from repeated pressure and stress. It is this adaptive tendency that creates calluses on the feet. Calluses are think patches of skin that develop when the foot is subjected to excessive friction and pressure. This skin forms a protective layer over the foot to make it less vulnerable to injury. However, the callus itself may eventually become a problem if not properly managed.

Often calluses are found on those who may spend a lot of time walking barefoot outdoors. Calluses can also form to compensate for improper foot alignment. They can become exceedingly rough and dry and in some cases the callus may start to crack. While smaller calluses may be unsightly, it is the rough and cracked skin that may become painful.

Calluses can be easily managed with a daily routine of exfoliation and moisturizing. There are many products available to make foot care easier, such as foot soaks, pumice stones and files. For those with severe or recurring problems, the occasional pedicure may be in order. Of course prevention is always the most effective form of treatment, so if you are experiencing calluses, take care to protect your feet and adjust your posture so your weight is distributed evenly across the entire foot. Contact us today to learn more about calluses and what you can do to manage them.

 
 
 
Frederick Podiatrist Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Calluses, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Frederick, MD. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Athlete's Foot, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flat Feet, Hammertoes, Heel Pain / Plantar Fasciitis, Infections, Ingrown Toenails, Neuroma, Nail Fungus, Arthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Running Injuries, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Toe Deformities and all work related in the 21701 area and surrounding areas in Frederick