What is a Foot Callus?
Calluses are a thickening of the surface layer of the skin. This usually occurs in response to pressure. Calluses often form on the ball of the foot, the heel, and the underside of the big toe.
Calluses are more common in women than men.
How is a Foot Callus formed?
The formation of calluses is caused by an accumulation of dead skin cells that harden and thicken over an area of the foot.
Symptoms of a Foot Callus
The most common symptoms are:
What Causes a Foot Callus?
Calluses develop because of excessive pressure at a specific area of the foot.
The most common causes of calluses are:
Can Calluses be Treated?
Yes. Treatment will depend on the cause of the callus. Applying non-medicated pads around the callus will relieve pressure
Do not attempt to cut or shave away corns and calluses at home. This can lead to potentially dangerous infection of the surrounding tissues. This should be performed by a podiatrist or other health-care practitioner.
non-medicated pads around the callus to relieve pressure
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