Do you have pain while walking and also have thick protrusions on under-surface of your feet/foot?
it is time to know about these and take care so that you can have a healthy walk and run.
Most common two reasons for these thickenings are WARTS AND CORNS/CALLOSITIES.
BOTH OF THESE press on the nerves on pressure and cause tremendous pain.
Warts are caused by a viral infection of the skin from HPV. it spreads from infected common bathing areas usually like swimming pools, bathrooms etc and sometimes from sharing infected clothes/towels from others.
Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that develop when your skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure. They most often develop on the feet and toes or hands and fingers. ... If you're healthy, you need treatment for corns and calluses only if they cause discomfort.
Corn is produced from trauma to soles or uneven pressure producing thickening which can be from a long time. uneven pressure on some areas can be due to deformity in the lower limbs or uneven gait (walking style).
Treatment is done by dermatologist, orthopaedics or surgeon usually.
in initial stages, medicine can be used to treat both varieties.
if too painful, surgical removal by radio-frequency/ electrocautery/ ablative LASER/ Cryotherapy is used to remove thick areas.
Recurrence of warts can be there as the virus can remain hidden in the skin and get activated in future, near or far. recurrence is usually 10 to 20 per cent chance.
Corn and calluses are prevented by removing the cause of uneven pressure which may include special footwear, orthoses or physiotherapy.
So walk in style and consult a Qualified Derm nearby for that pain-free life!