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What do I do next?

lewisham
lewisham Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited November 2019 in Cerebral palsy
I have diplegia cerebral palsy and I am reoccurring callus on both of my foot.
I do not know the callus is related my cerebral palsy or not.


Please can you advise what to do next?

Ruthanne from London 

Comments

  • Tammyjane33
    Tammyjane33 Community member Posts: 765 Pioneering
    @LewIsham hi thankyou for coming here to seek support.
    As I'm not a qualified doctor I wouldn't be able tell you whether this relates to a y other condition. Have you tried getting in contact with a gp/doctor? 
  • Phil82
    Phil82 Community member Posts: 50 Connected
    I get bad Callus because of the friction on my feet from the way I walk, a podiatrist can remove it your GP might refer you to a NHS podiatrist.
  • Stayce
    Stayce Community member, CP Network Posts: 840 Pioneering
    Hi @lewisham

    Do you see an orthotist at all? Who makes insoles or splints for you?  If so you should mention your callus to them as they will help to reduce the pressure that is being built up as you walk causing the callus. It is probably due to uneven weight bearing across the foot. If not ask your GP to refer you to an orthotist

    A podiatrist could take the callus skin down, but it won’t prevent the pressure building up in the long term, so would suggest an orthotist first.

    Hope this helps
     Best
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,614 Scope online community team
    I completely agree with @Stayce
    If you haven't already seen an Orthotist then I would ask your G.P. to make a referral for you. 
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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