Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that can be annoying if not addressed. Calluses are most commonly formed on the ball of the foot and the heel area. Corns also form in response to excess pressure and rubbing, and frequently occur on the top of hammertoes. Thick calluses on the heels can develop into heel fissures that can become infected, so be sure to see your foot doctor for the proper care.
For patients who have diabetes, just a small cut on the heel can quickly develop into a severe infection that could even lead to amputation.
The foot experts at Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists, in the Tucson, Oro Valley, and Green Valley areas of Pima County Arizona, have unparalleled experience in treating all aspects of foot and ankle care. Our team of doctors, including Christopher M. Funk, D.P.M., FACFAS, Bradley A. Whitaker, D.P.M., FACFAS, and Peter C. Merrill, D.P.M., AACFAS, is dedicated to serving you with state-of-the-art, cutting edge medical technologies including the PinPointe FootLaser, custom-fitted orthotics, and Radial Pulse Therapy (RPT) for chronic foot, heel, or ankle pain. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call (520) 575-0800.