Calluses, found on the sole of the feet, are a buildup of the dead outside layer of your skin (epidermis). They are similar to “corns,” which occur on toes. Although they can be anywhere on the sole, they most often occur under the “balls” of your feet. HealthMedica Custom Orthotics will provide tremendous relief of pain associated with calluses.
People describe the pain associated will calluses several different ways. It may be described as a burning or aching. Occasionally it is described as a sharp, pin point pain, such as “standing on a pebble.” Often people will believe they have stepped on something when in fact it is a buildup of the dead skin on the sole.
Calluses are the result of abnormal forces or friction on the skin. This increased pressure, leading to callus formation and pain, is due to abnormal foot function during walking and running. The type of callus and symptoms depends on the type of abnormal function. This explains why different calluses can have different symptoms, even on the same person. Other things such as poor circulation, poor nutrition and normal changes to the skin associated with age can aggravate this condition and magnify the pain. No matter what the type of pain, it is an abnormal walk that causes this pain and the reason that walking closer to your ideal with HealthMedica Orthotics will help. We guarantee it!
As we walk (gait) our feet ideally move in different directions, supination and pronation. Our arches rise up and lock into place (supination), when we are preparing to step off a firm platform, our foot. When we land our arches unlock and start to lower (pronation), allowing us to absorb shock. Ideally our foot should go through both these motions in normal walking. Unfortunately not everyone is built perfectly and often our arches unlock excessively or fail to lock properly. This is sometimes referred to as a “flat foot” or “fallen arches” or “collapsed arches.” This flexible or pronated foot results in an unstable foot, one that has difficulty keeping all the joints in proper alignment and will result in abnormal forces and pressure on the skin, resulting in callus formation.
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Understanding Foot Pain
|Heel & Arch Pain||Painful Calluses|
|Diabetic Foot Problems||Ankle Pain|
|Knee & Low Back Pain||Bunions & Hammertoes|
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Anatomy & Mechanics
The Gaitscan System
Foot clinic – Guarantee
Foot Clinic FAQ