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By Joseph Stuto, DPM
October 21, 2019
Category: foot care tips

Calluses occur when the skin, usually at the heels or under the joint of your big toe, becomes rough, hard and then cracks open due to dryness. If left unattended, the cuts can deepen, causing pain, bleeding, and infections.

Here are a few easy treatments to get rid of calluses and enjoy pain-free feet:

  • Apply moisturizing creams to prevent your skin from dryness and cracking. If your skin is already dry, you may have to wear socks so that the moisturizer stays on your feet for long periods.
  • Use a pumice stone to get rid of small calluses. This natural abrasive, usually made from volcanic rock, helps to get rid of rough and flaky skin, thereby reducing your chances of developing deeper cuts and cracks.
  • Visit your podiatrist to cut away dry skin through a special tool that is designed to scrape off dead skin without injuring the lower and healthier layers.
  • Orthotic inserts are useful to redistribute pressure from certain areas of your feet that may be developing hardened skin due to constant weight and friction. At Joseph Stuto, DPM, we strongly advise our diabetic patients to use customized orthotics to avoid pain and wounds caused by calluses.

If you are suffering from calluses or are experiencing pain and discomfort due to rough and hardened skin, visit our office closest to your location for a thorough examination and necessary treatment.

Our board-certified podiatrist Dr. Joseph Stuto is equipped and experienced to deal with a variety of foot conditions like in-toeing, athlete’s foot, ingrown toenails, hammertoes, shin splints, arthritis, diabetic foot disorders, sprains and fractures, and more. Our offices are located in Brooklyn Heights (718) 624-7537 and Brooklyn (718) 567-1403 for your ease and convenience. Contact us to address any queries or concerns that you may have or for more information on keeping your feet safe and healthy.

By Joseph Stuto, DPM
April 09, 2019
Category: Custom Orthotics
Tags: Custom Orthotics  

Do your feet hurt after a long day at work? If so, have you considered custom orthotics? Available from the Brooklyn, NY, offices of Drs. orthoticsJoseph C. Stuto and Joseph A. Stuto, orthotics come in three main categories that vary in size, shape, and materials. Read on to learn how they can help you and your feet!


More About Custom Orthotics

Bunions, corns, calluses, and hammertoes are just a few of the foot conditions that orthotics are designed to correct and accommodate. Coming in a variety of forms such as felt pads and/or custom-made shoe inserts, orthotics fix abnormalities and support people during various activities, such as standing, walking, and running.

Of course, you can always buy over-the-counter inserts, and while they do alleviate some very mild symptoms, nothing beats the custom orthotics from our Brooklyn offices. This is because our orthotics are designed around your unique foot structure and, therefore, specifically focused on helping you with your specific needs.

Custom orthotics come in three categories that are designed to combine functionality, control, and protection, as you'll see from the types of orthotics mentioned below.


Types of Orthotics

  • Rigid Orthotics: Rigid orthotic can eliminate aches and pains in your legs, thighs, and lower back because they're made of firm materials, plastic, or carbon fiber. Rigid orthotics control foot function and are generally used for the distress caused by regular walking.
  • Soft Orthotics: Soft orthotics help people regain balance and reduce foot pressure by absorbing shock because they're made of cushioning material. Soft orthotics are beneficial for people suffering from diabetes and arthritis.
  • Semi-Rigid Orthotics: Semi-rigid orthotics treat children suffering from foot disorders like in-toeing or out-toeing disorders by providing foot balance. They're made of plastic or fiber and soft cushioning material.


Do you need a consultation?

If you have any questions or would like more information about custom orthotics, call Drs. Joseph C. Stuto and Joseph A. Stuto in Brooklyn, NY, at (718) 624-7537 for the Remsen St. office, or (718) 567-1403 for the 7th Avenue location.