Causes of callus
Callus areas on the foot are caused through excess pressure and this can be the result from poor fitting footwear, poor foot mechanics or may even be due to the genetic structure of your feet. For this reason some foot types will be more prone to callus than others.
Callus is easily diagnosed clinically by our Melbourne podiatrists, who are experts in identifying skin conditions of the foot without the need for further tests.
Podiatry treatment for callus
Treatment for callus is done by our trained podiatrists at our Melbourne clinic . It involves carefully reducing the callus with a scalpel. This procedure is painless and produces instant foot relief, making your skin soft once again.
NB. You should only trust podiatrists using a scalpel on your feet.
Our podiatrists regularly perform callus removal as part of a general foot care treatment (medical pedicure). This involves nail care, removal of corns and callus, followed by application of a foot moisturising cream, making your feet feel soft and smooth again. All instruments used are fully sterilised to Australian health standards.
For chronic painful calluses our podiatrists can check your gait and prescribe orthotics if required. Orthotics can help improve foot function and will redistribute pressure more evenly across the feet, reducing pressure areas and callus formation.