A 29-year-old member asked:
how do i get rid of cracked sore calluses?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 30 years experience
Painful: As calluses get thick they can crack down past the skin layer resuting in an open painful wound. You have to get the callus reduced in thickness by debriding it then treat the cause which means removing the pressure from the area or the underlying bone. A good podiatrist should be able to help improve it immediately.
Podiatry 22 years experience
Depends on the cause: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repedetive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Last updated Mar 1, 2014
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