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Corns & Calluses

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Corns and calluses are common foot problems that are typically caused by friction or pressure on your feet. These conditions are sometimes painful and can cause unsightly hardened skin on your feet and toes. Dr. Wawrzynek can help you resolve these foot problems with corns and calluses treatment in King of Prussia, PA, and the Wayne, PA, area.

Causes of Corns & Calluses

The difference between a corn and a callus is that a corn has a core in the center that’s firmer than the rest of it. The skin surrounding a corn is generally irritated and painful when touched, whereas a callus does not cause pain. A hard layer of skin develops around the foot to defend itself against irritation, friction, or pressure placed on your foot from your shoes or the ground. The longer this pressure continues, the worse the corn or callus will get.

If you suffer from hammertoes or bunions, you may develop a corn or callus where your shoes rub against the top of your toe. The style and size of shoes you wear can also cause corns or calluses to form through repeated friction on certain areas of your feet. Lastly, if you have abnormal foot function for any reason, it may cause corns or calluses to form on your feet.

Treatment Options

At-home treatments for corns and calluses include soaking your foot in warm, soapy water, then filing away the surface with a fine emery board. However, if the pain persists, we highly recommend seeing Dr. Wawrzynek. Our team will let you know if your corn is caused by simply wearing the wrong shoes, a deformity, or biochemical pathology.

We can work with you to determine the cause and come up with the best treatment plan for your corns or calluses depending on your unique case, lifestyle, and foot needs.

Contact Our Team for Corns & Calluses Treatment in King of Prussia, PA & the Wayne, PA, Area

To experience our 5-star-rated podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (610) 822-3900 or using our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:

  • Discuss Your Goals
  • X-Rays & Ultrasound as needed
  • Complete Examination
  • Discover Your Options
  • Get Started

During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our advanced treatments and technology, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!

We Help You Understand How Your Entire Body Affects Your Foot & Ankle Health
Meet Dr. Melissa Wawrzynek Dr. Melissa Wawrzynek is an experienced podiatrist in King Of Prussia, PA, who has helped thousands of people get back to living life free from foot, ankle, and heel pain. She is board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and founded Advanced Foot & Ankle Wellness Center in 2013. Dr. Wawrzynek takes a conservative approach to treatment understanding that surgery and orthotics are not always the answer to solving foot pain issues. In addition to being an award-winning podiatrist, she is a certified run coach, as well as a certified functional movement specialist. As an avid health and fitness enthusiast, Dr. Wawrzynek has a special interest in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of biomechanical issues of the foot and lower limb. Her goal is to always resolve the underlying cause of a problem instead of providing just a temporary fix. Dr. Wawrzynek and our Advanced Foot & Ankle Wellness Center team look forward to helping you enjoy an active and pain-free lifestyle. Learn More
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  • Complete Examination
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