Calluses are hard, thick areas of skin that can be located on the toe, foot, or ankle. It is caused by constant friction or pressure to those areas. If you have a callus on your foot, it can be uncomfortable or unsightly. A visit to Dr. Joshi and Dr. Kitrosser at Advanced Foot Care of New Jersey will remedy your calluses on your feet. In the instance that you have diabetes or another such medical condition that causes swelling and poor circulation in your feet, calluses can be a sign of something more serious. Calluses in this situation can be associated with bunions, hammertoe, or other foot deformities. Treatment can ensure that you aren’t suffering from related, and more serious, foot problems.
The main difference between corns and calluses is the location of these conditions. If you have a callus, this is defined as hard skin built up on the bottom of the foot. A corn is a build-up of thick skin between toes or along the joints. Both are caused by the same issues including constant friction or pressure on the skin. While corns and calluses can be uncomfortable and unattractive, they can also be indicators of more serious foot conditions. Dr. Joshi and Dr. Kitrosser in Woodland Park can effectively remove corns and calluses, while also treating associated foot problems.
If you have athlete’s foot, it is most commonly noted by an itchy, burning rash on the feet. Typically you will see scaly skin in the area of the rash. You can also have raw skin between your toes, which is a symptom of athlete’s foot. This is a common sports injury caused by a fungal infection. Athletes pick this type of fungi up in shared locker rooms and shower stalls. The fungus loves the sweaty environment of sports shoes. Treating athlete’s foot involves getting rid of the fungus. Dr. Joshi and Dr. Kitrosser can prescribe you with a prescription-strength medication that will ease the itching and burning, while also getting rid of the fungal infection of athlete’s foot.
For the convenience of our patients, Advanced Foot Care of NJ works with most insurance plans, including those that offer both in- and out-of-network benefits. Most patients have insurance options that allow us to fully treat their podiatry conditions while respecting their healthcare budget. No matter your insurance coverage, it is wise to seek the specialized expertise that our doctors can provide.
"Dr. Joshi is knowledgeable and kind. He took time to explain my condition with compassion. I appreciate his care and highly recommend him"
"Dr. Joshi was very knowledgeable and professional. He very patiently examined my foot and went over my X-rays to explain my ailment."
"Dr. Joshi was thorough in his examination and patient with all my questions. Office staff were also very pleasant and efficient."
"I was always impressed with Dr. Joshi's ability to communicate well with my son and treat him effectively, despite his age. I recommend Dr. Joshi to anyone."
"I highly recommend him for all podiatric care services as he is extremely competent, exceptionally skilled in his craft, and genuinely dedicated to his patient's needs."