…and to the touch feels callous and rough. It hurts and feels extremely odd when walking. I wear a pair of older tennis shoes and occasionally a pair of Converse One Star shoes. Please help?
Hello and thank you for your question. Without examining you it is difficult for me to say exactly what may be causing you pain, but I will give you general guidelines. Calluses form when there is excess pressure, so depending on exactly where you are forming the callus a Podiatrist would be able to determine the way you walk.
Calluses can become quite painful but can be shaved down or prevented with the use of custom inserts. Although calluses cannot be 100% cured, orthotics can help slow the rate at which the callus forms. I recommend seeing a Podiatrist who can better evaluate you and discuss if orthotics are an option for your foot pain. If you are not looking for custom orthotics, Aetrex’s Mozaic™ Technology offers another option for off-loading certain areas that have excess pressure and callus formation.
Dr. Emily Splichal
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