Foot problems arise due to changes to the skin.

David Allison can help with your feet’s Soft Tissue Issues

Whether it’s a build up of too much skin, abnormal soft tissue bumps/lumps, or the breakdown of skin, such as a foot ulcer, David Allison is here to help.

We can help you with all your foot care problems. Click any heading below to learn more.


callus350sqDefinition: A thickened and hardened part of the skin; a callosity

Medical terminology: hyperkeratosis

Calluses are hard, thickened areas of skin. These layers of thick, dead skin can cause foot pain if they develop on weight bearing areas, such as under the ball of the foot or on the heel. Excessive callus formation can lead to the breakdown of tissue underneath the hard skin, which can lead to a serious infection.


corn350sqDefinition: toughened area of skin which has become thick and hard in response to a repeated elliptical rubbing motion

Medical term: heloma durum

Corns are dead, thick skin that form when the pressure point against the skin has a circular motion. This creates an upside down cone of hard skin which can cause pain or serious discomfort.

Heel Pain

heelpain350sqDefinition: inflammation of the plantar fascia at the bottom of the foot; sometimes associated directly with plantar fasciitis.

Medical terminology: heel pain, heel spur syndrome, plantar fasciitis

Do you ever suffer from sore, painful heels after long periods of standing or walking? Are you experiencing heel pain upon standing first thing in the morning? Is the back of your heel sore or painful? If so, you are experiencing one of the many symptoms of heel pain.

Plantar Warts

plantarwarts350sqDefinition: hyperkeratotic epidermal lesion caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) on the sole of the foot

Medical terminology: verrucae pedis

plantar wart is a lesion on the sole of the foot that can cause pain, especial when they are found on the ball of the foot or the heel.  Warts are caused by a virus, human papilloma virus (HPV), and appear as a soft central core that is surrounded by thick hardened skin resembling a callus.  Multiple tiny black spots can sometimes be seen on the wart as this is the wart’s blood supply.

Foot Ulcers and Wounds

foot_ulcer350sqDefinition of an Ulcer: an open sore on an external or internal surface of the body, caused by a break in the skin or mucous membrane that fails to heal.

Definition of Wound Care: steps taken to ensure that a wound such as a foot ulcer heals correctly.

Ulcers are caused by the breakdown of skin leaving an open sore. The most common types of ulcers are venous ulcer, arterial ulcer and neuropathic ulcer. Wound care is necessary to ensure the open sore closes and heals properly.