Why does my callus keep coming back?
Q: Why does my callus keep coming back?
A: A callus forms due to areas of high pressure beneath the foot. While a callus may be removed by a podiatrist, the pressure that initially formed the callus remains. Unless the pressures of walking are changed, the callus will return.
The pressure created by walking that causes the callus to form can be changed in two ways. A custom orthotic is an insole that addresses the mechanics of the foot and ankle. In doing so, the pressure that causes the callus to form may be changed and cause the callus to lessen or resolve. Another way to redistribute the pressures that cause a callus is the use of a foot pad. A pad made from felt or gel works best to alleviate the pressure that causes the callus to form.