Entries in calluses (3)


Diabetes and Foot Care

Foot problems are very common in people with diabetes and can lead to serious complications. This fact sheet provides basic information about how diabetes affects your feet and what you can do to keep your feet healthy. Contact the Canadian Diabetes Association for additional resources.
As always, prevention is the best medicine.

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Plantar Warts

What are they:  Small, hard, fleshy growths on the bottom of your foot. If the wart is located on an area of the foot where there is pressure from the weight of your body the wart may become painful. Warts differ from calluses because warts and are not uniform in consistency and color and often look dimpled. A strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV). (Don’t worry—it’s not dangerous.)

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Calluses, Corns and Foot Orthotics

Calluses and Corns are a result of the accumulation of dead skin cells that harden and thicken over an area on our feet. This callus formation is our bodies defence mechanism to protect the foot against areas of excessive pressure and friction, and are commonly found on the ball-of-the-foot, the heel, and/or the inside of the big toe.

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