Foot Related Conditions
Calluses are formed when the skin is subjected to repetitive pressure and friction. The layers of thick, dead skin can be painful since they often form in weight-bearing areas. You can prevent most calluses by wearing proper-fitting shoes, over-the-counter insoles or custom-made prescription orthotics. Applying a moisturizing cream can help alleviate some of the discomforts. Don’t try cutting them yourself! That invites infection.
A painful thickening of the epidermis (skin) areas of pressure or friction.
What is it?
- A Callus is a significantly toughened skin area that has become thick and hard due to repeated pressures or friction.
- Calluses often develop under the ball of the foot because of faulty foot mechanics and uneven weight distribution. Symptoms include a burning sensation or a feeling of “walking on pebbles.”
How do you treat it?
- Treatment requires removal through painless debridement. After this procedure, padding of various sorts (for example, felt or moleskin) can be applied, remove pressure from the area.
- If not adequately treated, underlying tissues can become inflamed and possibly infected.
How do you prevent it?
- Proper fitting shoes or footwear.
- Custom Made Orthotics to realign the foot properly, thereby providing a more even weight distribution.
- Over-the-Counter Insoles to increase protective cushioning.