Calluses are hard, thickened areas of skin that are generally not painful and don’t require treatment unless they are uncomfortable, painful, or limit your ability to comfortably wear shoes. This hardened skin is the body’s way of protecting itself from diffuse pressure or friction. Poorly fitted or worn footwear are a common cause. Some people with dry skin are predisposed to developing callus.
Home treatment includes soaking the foot in warm water to soften the callus, followed by gently buffing the skin with a pumice stone to remove the dead skin. Take great care if you opt to use this method. Rubbing too aggressively with the pumice stone may cause the callus to bleed and an infection can develop.
Under no circumstances should you try to cut the callus off by yourself. Improper techniques can result in cuts and bacterial infection. If the callus is persistent, visit your podiatrist for proper callus removal or reduction. The podiatrist can also provide advice to reduce the onset of callus formation in the future.
Two weeks with Calcaneal Spur and finally got to see Doc. He sent me to Kevin @ Eleven and with One Appointment, he had me walking without Crutches. Yes! It still hurt. Did the Stretching, Rolling my Foot on a Spikey ball and Iced it occasionally. Return visit, after he had his Holiday, and I' am walking fine. They do NOT want to see me again, unless it deteriorates. Which it has not :-)