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Podiatrist - Clark, NJ
1114 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ 07066

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Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony prominence such as a hammertoe deformity, an imbalance in the bones in the ball of the foot or a bony deformity such as a bunion. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet. The friction and pressure can burn or otherwise be painful when built up.

Temporary relief can be achieved with having the corns or calluses pared professionally and enhnaced by protective padding.  Because the underling bony issue is at the root of the problem, the corns or callus will periodically return.  Calluses can be eased more with the aid of an accommodative orthotic placed inside the shoes.  Relief from deep-seated calluses can be extended via the use of Transderm treatment available in our office.  However when the problem is severe enough or the relief doesn't last long enough, sometimes surgical intervention is recommended to correct the underlying deformity

Never cut corns or calluses with any instrument, and never apply home remedies, particularly if you are diabetic, have circulation issues or are taking a blood thinner.

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1114 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ 07066

Podiatrist - Clark, Dr. Brandon Macy, 1114 Raritan Road, Clark NJ, 07066 732-382-3470