What do I do next? — Scope | Disability forum
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.

What do I do next?

lewisham
lewisham 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 Member Posts: 761 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 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 Member Posts: 755 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: 3,176 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

    'Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us.

    Want to tell us about your experience in the community? Talk to our chatbot and let us know. 

Brightness

Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.