Calluses are not to be taken lightly as they can end up being problematic for your feet and for your daily comfort. Calluses develop from the layering of skin cells in one focused area of your foot. This can happen from dry skin on your heels or any other skin breakage that can occur on your feet. The damage to the skin on your foot causes dead skin cells to group in one concentrated location to prevent further damage underneath.
If you stand for long amounts of time, do not wear shoes when walking on rough terrain, have other foot infections or do not take care of the skin on your feet, calluses can be easier to form. Moreover, it is highly beneficial to treat calluses as serious threats to your foot’s health so that you can counter them before they become overly large and cause other inconveniences to your daily routine.
Treatment for this condition includes:
- Trim your calluses to reduce the layers of rough skin.
- Wear shoes that are comfortable and which prevent excess friction on sensitive areas of your feet that are prone to developing calluses.
- If you have calluses developing on your feet, do not run or participate in activities that cause your feet to undergo high amounts of stress for prolonged amounts of time.
- Use custom-fitted orthotics that can help your feet feel comfortable and provide the soothing sensation needed to minimize the complications of calluses.
- You can soak your calluses in warm water to help soften them up as well.
Those who make our practice, Family Foot Care of Southern Maryland, a complete success understand that our patients are all unique and require varying levels of treatment for optimal results. Furthermore, our podiatrists Dr. Jeffrey Idol, Dr. Judith Olkaba and Dr. Ruth P. Devadas know how to provide that right level of foot care to get your calluses under control! Please contact us for an appointment today and do not forget to check out our four offices conveniently located in Owings, Lexington Park, LaPlata and Huntingtown. We hope to hear from you soon!