Do you have rough skin that has formed on your feet? If so, they are probably callouses.
This hard skin actually serves as protection to keep the sensitive skin from ripping and tearing. These callouses can form on your feet or anywhere that experiences constant friction. They are most likely to develop in areas where there is excessive pressure such as underneath a hammertoe or on the side of the bunion. There are many sources that can cause a callous; these could include an improper walking motion, wearing shoes that are an odd shape, or wearing shoes without socks. If your calluses are painful, Dr. Feldman will be happy to debride (trim with a sterile blade) them for you. It should be noted that a callus can become an ulcer, which is a hole in the foot. In diabetics, these can become infected and lead to serious problems such as bone infections and even amputations.
Some treatments besides debridement would include shoe modification and orthotics (special custom molded insoles) to redistribute pressure. For more information on callouses in Henderson, NV call or fill in the contact us form so we may call you.