Welcome to Tower Podiatry where we offer a comprehensive list of foot care services in a welcoming setting. Dr. Jonathan Thurm, the Director of Tower Podiatry, is a graduate of the New York College of Podiatric medicine and completed a residency in foot surgery. He has been in private practice since 1989. Dr. Thurm is a board-certified diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Thurm uses minimal invasive surgery (MIS) which allows him to correct foot deformities and pathologies through a very small incision. Utilizing this special technique, there is much less exposure, soft tissue injury, swelling, and scarring thereby reducing pain. There is also no use of pins, wires or screws that can break or need to be removed with another surgery. MIS allows patients to walk on their feet immediately without the need of casts, crutches or canes. Most patients can return to work the next day after most procedures, meaning less down time and a quick return to normal activities. His array of podiatric care includes Hell’s Kitchen callus removal.
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns usually develop on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet. A healthy person may treat these calluses only if they cause discomfort. For most people, simply eliminating the source of friction or pressure makes them disappear. However, if you have diabetes or another condition that causes poor blood flow to your feet, you’re at greater risk of complications from corns and calluses. The Hell’s Kitchen callus removal includes Dr. Thurm’s advice on proper care for corns and calluses. If you notice a thick, rough area of skin on your feet, a hardened, raised bump, tenderness or pain under your skin, and flaky or dry skin, you may have a callus. They are rarely painful.
When the irritation or friction that caused the callus is removed, most calluses gradually disappear, although Dr. Thurm may shave the top of a callus to reduce the thickness. Properly positioned moleskin pads can help relieve pressure on a callus. Moisturizing creams may help soften the skin and remove cracked calluses. Then gently rub off as much of the callus as you can with a coarse towel or soft brush. Using a pumice stone first to rub off the dead skin from a callus after a bath or shower and then applying moisturizing cream can also be effective. Bronxville foot care for treatment of calluses may include surgery to remove a plantar callus, but there are no guarantees that the callus won’t come back. For Hell’s Kitchen callus removal, a conservative approach is best initially. Keep the feet dry and friction-free. Wear properly fitted shoes and cotton socks, not wool or synthetic fibers that might irritate the skin. If it is determined your callus is caused by abnormal foot structure, walking motion, or hip rotation, orthopedic shoe inserts or surgery to correct foot deformities may help correct the problem. Give us a call today about your podiatric options.