February 10, 2022
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Have you suddenly developed areas of callous or hard skin where none was present before?.


This frequently happens and very often with changes in seasonal sport specific footwear.

Just started wearing the old hiking shoe or pair of skates and boom the hard skin or blister appears. Occasionally it can be the increase in activity or a new activity, most often it's an indication that the inner lining in the shoe, boot or skate has worn through and the rough material is now the source of the irritation.

The most frequent sites are around the bottom or back the heel, sides of big or little toes and inside of the mid foot. A simple probe with your finger tips will confirm the damage to the liner of the footwear and indicate the need for some shopping.

A final word of caution, while such wear is common, it is not normal. It indicates that your foot is not functioning normally and to ascertain why and to resolve the situation, bring in the footwear as evidence to help us diagnose the underlying cause.


Schedule an appointment at an office location near you with one of our dedicated specialists. We do not require a referral however pertinent information from your primary care specialist may help in our diagnosis. Bring any pertinent images (X-rays) or test results with you and if appropriate samples of your footwear. Given the nature of our specialty it is likely we will want to observe you standing or walking during the initial exam. Call The Podiatry Associates in Mississauga, at (905)568-3800. We are also located in Brantford, ON, at (519) 751-2900 and Whitby, Ontario, at (905) 433-0200