The primary method of how do podiatrists remove calluses is with a sterile surgical blade. The podiatrist may use a blade that is attached to a handle or one that is held in their hand. Slowly and methodically, the podiatrist moves the blade across the callused area.
Can a podiatrist get rid of calluses?
Larger corns and calluses are most effectively reduced (made smaller) with a surgical blade. A podiatrist can use the blade to carefully shave away the thickened, dead skin—right in the office. The procedure is painless because the skin is already dead. Additional treatments may be needed if the corn or callus recurs.
Does getting a callus removed hurt?
Although this may sound painful, it is not – provided the healthy tissue is left completely alone. Hence the need for an expert! The reason the removal of calluses do not hurt the patient is that there are no nerve cells in the thickened, dead layers of skin that make up the callus.
What do podiatrists use to remove hard skin?
Shoes and socks should be removed, and the podiatrist will use a metal scalpel to begin removing the initial layers of hard or dead skin from the bottom of the feet. This is known as debridement, or the cutting away of thick and hard skin from the feet.
Should I cut off calluses?
Its important to remember never to cut your calluses off or shave them. You may injure the tissue of your feet by cutting too far down into the skin. You can also get an infection from cutting too deeply into your skin.