WHAT ARE CALLUSES?
A callus is an area of hard and thickened skin. Calluses normally occur on the heel, the ball of the foot or on the big toe. Calluses lack well-defined edges and the appearance of the skin changes character and frequently turns yellowish or brown. There is also decreased sensitivity in the affected area compared to other parts of the foot.
WHAT IS THE CAUSE?
Calluses appear when we subject our feet to friction and pressure. The most common cause of calluses is ill-fitting shoes. For example, women who wear high-heel shoes frequently get calluses on the ball of the foot and people who play sports, such as tennis, badminton, running, floorball, football, etc., which increases the pressure on the foot, often have problems with calluses.
When the skin’s natural cell renewal process is disrupted in some way, it can no longer shed dead skin cells and these form a hard layer. In connection with this, the skin becomes dry and calluses appear. If these calluses are not treated, they can cause pain and lead to painful cracks.
HOW WERE THESE PROBLEMS TREATED PREVIOUSLY?
Common recommendations include regular foot baths and using a foot file or pumice stone to file off the calluses. Afterwards, you should use a cream to moisturise your feet.
WHY SHOULD YOU TREAT YOUR FEET WITH FOOTMENDER ALL IN ONE OR FOOTMENDER ALL IN ONE DIABETIC?
Footmender® All in One and Footmender® All in One Diabetic replace former treatment options for dry feet, calluses, corns and cracked heels as the product can treat all these ailments simultaneously. Treatment is easier and less costly and you only need one daily treatment. You will see an effect within a few days, often after the very first treatment.