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Calluses and Orthotics

There are so many benefits of custom orthotics, but we most love how these devices help with common problems that can cause our patients pain. Custom orthotics allow patients to walk in devices specially made to provide comfort to problem areas or points of pain. One of these problem areas can be a callus. A callus is the result of excess friction, and it usually appears on the bottom of your feet. The doctors at New England Podiatry Associates are always happy to help their patients say “goodbye” to pain, even if it all started with a bit too much friction from everyday activities.

What is a callus?

Imagine excess layers of skin that are thickening and hardening. It is a callus. Initially, it may not cause pain. However, if the skin breaks, there is an opportunity for an infection. Over time, a patient can have pain while taking steps.

What is an orthotic?

A podiatrist can prescribe a custom-made orthotic after a thorough exam of your feet and ankles. It includes taking note of the way you walk as well as any other problem areas. There are two types of orthotics: functional and accommodative. For people with calluses, the accommodative orthotic works best. This type provides cushion or support to foot ulcers, too.

What makes custom orthotics different?

Compared to over-the-counter inserts, custom orthotics are made just for you — and your foot needs. We mold them to the shape of your feet. They are also made of high-quality materials that hold up well with proper care.

We continue to share the great news that our Newton-Wellesley office location has reopened with limited hours. Our Chestnut Hill office location remained open during these past months, and we hope to see more of our patients return for their regular appointments.

Please contact us to make an appointment. Call us at 617-232-1752. If you think you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, we respectfully request that you reschedule your podiatry appointment, and contact your primary care physician.

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