Calluses

What are Calluses?

A callus is a build-up of hard skin, usually on the underside of the foot. Calluses are caused by an uneven distribution of weight, generally on the bottom of the forefoot or heel. Calluses also can be caused by improperly fitting shoes or by a skin abnormality. Keep in mind that some degree of callus formation on the sole of the foot is normal. Proper care is necessary if you have a callus. After your bath or shower, use a pumice sponge to gently remove the build-up of tissue. Use cushioned pads and insoles in your shows. Medication also may be prescribed to soften calluses. DO NOT try to cut the callus or remove it with a sharp object.

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