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More than any other part of your body, your feet take a lot of wear and tear. The average person walks more than 100,000 miles in their lifetime; that’s a lot to ask of your feet.
It’s no wonder that at some point you will probably develop a minor foot problem. One of the most common foot conditions that people experience is a callus.
A callus is simply an area of thickened, tough skin. A callus actually forms to protect a sensitive area of skin from friction and pressure. They usually form on the heel or the ball of the foot.
The fat pad on the bottom of our feet thins with age. The body reacts by developing calluses, which protect the foot from pressure and chafing. However, bearing weight on the callus causing it to press against the foot’s tissue, can causing aching or tenderness.
Calluses are often caused by wearing high heels or shoes that don’t fit well. Shoes that are too tight can squeeze the feet, causing calluses to develop. Shoes that are too loose allow the foot to move around, which results in friction.
This friction can also cause calluses to develop. You are more likely to get calluses if you have flat feet, spend a lot of time walking on hard surfaces, or have thinning skin on the soles of your feet. Note: the following treatment options apply to those who have no history of neuropathy (loss of sensation) in the feet. If a callus develops on a Diabetic foot, then it is always best to seek advice from a medical professional e.g a chiropodist/podiatrist, before commencing any treatment.
So you have calluses on your feet. What can you do about it? Turns out, there are plenty of things you can do about it. Try these suggestions.
These steps can help you to get rid of calluses and avoid developing new ones. If you have foot pain or calluses, visit Foot Solutions UK.
Our team of professionals can do many things to resolve your foot problems. We will measure your feet to make sure that you are wearing the proper size and help you choose supportive shoes & arch supports. Visit Foot Solutions UK in your area today.