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Treating Callus and Corns with orthodics

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Nueropathic Feet, Apr 22, 2009.

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    I have painful neuropathy and have developed additional painful callus and corns on the outer edge of both feet due to fat pad atrophy and supination. Left foot pain is more predominant. Podiatrist removed corn/callus and recommended orthotics. My problem is that I have no Idea if the neuropathy in my feet will let me tolerate wearing othodics and I can't afford to spend $600.00+ find out I can't wear the devices. As a stop gap measure the Podiatrist sold me $20.00 pads for $65.00 and when I could not wear them for more than 10 minutes said no refunds allowed.

    Any idea's
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

    Yeah . . . I've and idea . . Get a new podiatrist . . one who will not sell you $20 pads for $60 and will take responsibility his treatment decisions for at least 10 minutes.

    I assume that when you said he removed the corns and callouses, you meant that he trimmed them down to effect temporary relief. But listen folks . . when a doctor tries to sell you orthotics, have him first explain in terms which you can understand what his diagnosis is and what the orthotics are intended to do to correct or treat that diagnosis. Finally, YOU have to own some of the responsibility for your displeasure about the no-return policy, as since you didn't wish to spring for the $600 orthotics as you were concerned that you would not be able to tolerate them with your neuropathy, you should have asked your doctor about his policy if you immediately found the padding he sold you likewise intolerable.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2009
  3. Foot Doc, Thanks. The Poditrist was recommending the orthotics to correct a high arch that creates the supination that is leading to the callus/corn. That is his diagnosis. My shoes wear evenly on the balls of the feet but do wear on the outside at the heal. Because of the neuropathy I cannot determine if a better shoe would help. I just keep buying the same shoes because I know I can wear them.
    You are correct that he trimmed the callus to provide immediate relief of the pain. I have found another pad that looks promising at Foot Smart(Ultra Gel Foot Warp) which is adjustable and appears to be more suitable to my problem with the callus on the outside of the foot. If I can tolerate these and it removes the stress that is leading to the callus that may solve my problem. Can this be a long term solution?

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