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Callus Foot Skin: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & Prevention

What are Foot Calluses?

Foot Calluses are a thickening of the skin as a result of intermittent pressure and friction. Usually foot calluses appear as a dirty yellow mass of hard skin, which shows no definite line of demarcation. It is the way that healthy skin protects itself from undue stress and therefore can occur in any part of the body such as a labourer's hands.

In the feet the most common area for foot calluses to occur is at the ball of the foot and around the heel area which can cause heel pain. Occasionally, foot calluses may occur at the tip or on the top of toes as a result of ill fitting shoes.

What causes Foot Calluses?

When the bottom of the foot is subjected to the pressure of body weight when a person is standing or walking, the area where the foot callus has formed may become very painful with a burning sensation.

The pressure under the foot is often caused by poor weight distribution and may indicate some underlying conditions such as in-rolling feet or prominent metatarsal heads. A lack of a pad of fat under the metatarsal heads will also contribute to increase pressure to the ball of the foot and it is therefore recommended not only to protect and cushion the affected area but also to try to correct any misalignment of the foot function.

Do not try self-treatment by cutting the foot calluses away as the bathroom surgery can lead to hospital room treatment.

This information is for guidance only. If you are in doubt at all, please consult your nearest health professional.

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Gehwol Soft Feet Nourishing Bath 200ml

Almond & vanilla for well cared legs and feet. Soft Feet Nourishing Bath spoils the feet and legs with an unforgettable bath experience – for beautiful, supple skin. Dermatologically tested. Also highly suitable for diabetics. Also suitable as a shower or full bath.

£7.50

Podopro St Georges Cross Pack 24

24 pre-cut St Georges Cross pads. Made from 3mm or 2mm semi-compressed felt, or Fleecy web. Please select thickness and material required.

£11.95

Compeed Callus Medium Blister Plasters

Relieves Pain Instantly 6 plasters in pack. Callus Plasters use hydrocolloid technology to soften and help remove the callus, relieving both pressure and pain.

£4.50

Podopro Fleecy Web Round Bunion bag of 24

A pack of 24 pre-cut adhesive made from Fleecy web for relieving painful corns and the sore bunion area. Hypoallergenic and adhesive.

£11.95

Podopro Bunion Round Solid Felt Pads 2or3mm (pack 24)

A pack of 24 pre-cut adhesive ring pads for relieving painful corns and sore bunion area. Circle shaped. Made from 2mm or 3mm semi-compressed felt. Hypoallergenic and adhesive.

£8.95

Pedag Protect iT - World's Ultimate Socks Casual

More colors available

Footcare is a massive issue in people with diabetes, the padding in this sock is in all the right places. Unique revolutionary technology contains silver ions within the fibers to combat foot odour and infections. The sock provides extra protection against chafing where achilles tendon meets the shoe. Available in navy, white and black.

£12.00

Podopro Toe Separators

Anatomically molded to fit comfortably between toes reducing shearing and inter-digital pressure. Can be trimmed is required. Helps to relieve the discomfort and pain caused by corns and calluses and other problems between the toes. Sold in packs of 1 & 15.

From £2.80

Podopro Digital Pads

The digital pad protects toes and fingers from friction and toes from footwear pressure and irradicates any discomfort corns and calluses may cause. Sold in packs of 1 & 12.

From £2.50

Podopro Digital Strip

Cushion, protect and reduce foot pain and pressure with every step. Fabric cuts easily to preferred size.

From £15.90

Podopro Gel Tubes

Cushion, protect and reduce foot pain and pressure with every step. Podopro Gel Tubes turn uncomfortable walks into soothing therapy sessions for troubled feet.

From £10.64

Compeed Corn Medium Plasters

Contains gel that relieves pain immediately and helps remove the corn fast. Can stay in place for over 24 hours and provides optimum cushioning from rubbing and pressure. Pack of 10.

£5.25

Heel to Toe Extra Coarse Pumice Sponge

Removes calluses and leaves skin soft and smooth. One sponge included. Exfoliate your feet with the Coarse Pumice Sponge.

£0.50

13% Off

Podopro 2/3 Length Gel Insole

Soft dual density silicone gel insole provides shock absorbtion and pressure relief to sensitive areas. Relief for heel, ankle, knee and back. Supportive arch provides superior comfort and control of the rear and mid-foot areas.

£13.95

RRP £15.99

Silipos Digital Pads on a Strip

Mineral oil gel pads on a continuous strip. Elastic tubing is easy to cut to preferred size and once cut, the product is turned inside out so the gel can be applied to the skin. Provides a more cost effective alternative to Digital Pads.

£32.00

Silipos Gel-E-Roll Gel Sheet

An elastic bandage with one side coated in a thin layer of mineral oil gel. Conforms to difficult or irregular surfaces of the body and will not slide, the gel moves with the skin and does not promote skin irritation.

£15.45

Silipos Metatarsal Universal Gel Strap

An anatomically shaped pad of soft polymer gel moulded on an elastic sleeve that fits comfortably over the forefoot to help relieve ball of foot pain.

£19.95

Podopro Universal Gel Strap

An anatomically shaped pad of soft polymer gel moulded on an elastic sleeve that fits comfortably over the forefoot to help relieve ball of foot pain. Sold in pairs, gel covered or uncovered.

£12.95

Silipos DigiStrip

Half coated with mineral oil gel strip. Elastic tubing is easy to cut to preferred size. Once cut, product is turned inside out so gel can be applied to skin. Provides a more cost effective alternative. Two strips per pack, each strip is 60cm long. Approximately 30 pads per strip (when cut to 3cm lengths).

£34.00

Silipos Digital Pads (12 per pack)

Protects toes from friction & alleviates footwear pressure. Helps relieve painful corns, calluses and hammer toe pain. The gel allows for custom placement.

£17.95

Silipos Gel Metatarsal Pad

Absorbs shock, impact and provides even distribution of pressure in the forefoot area. Anatomically designed for comfort and support for the ball of the foot and helps reduce the burning sensation in the metatarsal heads. Ideal for conditions such as fat pad atrophy, metatarsalgia and Morton's Neuroma.

£14.95

Silipos 3/4 Length Gel Insole

Soft dual density silicone gel insole provides shock absorbtion and pressure relief to sensitive areas. Relief for heel, ankle, knee and back. Supportive arch provides superior comfort and control of the rear and mid-foot areas.

£15.99

Silipos Arthritic/Diabetic Gel Sock

More colors available

Single layer sock with 1/16" (2mm) of gel throughout the sole. Helps reduce friction, abrasion, shear forces and callus formation. Also helps to prevent foot ulcerations.

£15.60

Silipos Gel Silopad Soft Sock

Double layer sock with 1/4” (6mm) of gel throughout the sole. Excellent for any condition that requires a soft, friction absorbing foot bed.

£38.95

Podopro Swanfoam 1 x sheet 22.5 x 45cm

1 sheet 22.5cm x 45cm in 5mm or 7mm thickness. flesh tinted latex swanfoam with soft, raised cotton swansdown surface and specialised weave provides added resilience and performance.

From £8.95

Podopro Chiropody Felt 1 x sheet 22.5 x 45cm

1 sheet 22.5cm x 45cm in 2mm, 5mm, 7mm or 10mm thickness. Chiropody Felt. The weave provides added resilience and performance for optimum pressure absorption. For protection of corns and callus/hard skin.

From £7.95

Podopro Pediwand

Exfoliate your feet with this double sided foot file for gentle pedicures. Start with the pumice side to remove hard or callused skin and finish with emery side. Works quickly, easily and safely to help restore skin's natural softness. Removes hard skin. Double-sided for gentle and firm exfoliation.

£2.50

Opal London Oval Pumice on a Rope

A crafted oval piece of hard wearing lava rock which produces a longer lasting professional product. Great to exfoliate the feet. It has been collected from volcanic regions around the world and it's natural abrasive qualities make a perfect foot smoothing medium for filing away foot calluses and rejuvenating the skin.

£4.00

Pedag GIRL Ball of Foot Cushion

Pedag skid-proof ball of foot cushion. When wearing socks or tights with high heel shoes the foot can slip around in the shoe. Pedag girl Provides perfect support in high-heel shoes and sandals and prevents the foot from sliding forward.

£9.95

Ureka 25% Urea Footcare Cream 50ml

For cracked heels and excessively dry skin. Applied regularly this will quickly hydrate and moisturise the affected area.

£5.95

Epitact Plantar Pains & Calluses Relief Aeroshoes Insoles

To prevent and alleviate pain under the ball of the foot. Relief for thin or hard foot soles due to age, calluses etc.

£28.34

Gehwol Fluid 15ml

For the care and treatment of ingrown nails, calluses and corns.

£5.25

Gehwol Footdeo 150ml

GEHWOL caring Footdeo contains natural essential oils from rosemary and lavender in a balanced combination with herbal extracts from camomile and peppermint , as well as the skin-vitamin Panthenol.

£7.99

Gehwol med Nail Softener 15ml

Gehwol nail softener is one of the best products for softening painful hard skin which can form around the sides of the toe nail.Used regularly it will relieve discomfort very quickly.

£4.95

Gehwol Fusskraft Herbal Lotion 150ml

GEHWOL FUSSKRAFT Herbal Lotion cools and refreshes tired feet, softens calluses and prevents itching of the skin and infections. The feet enjoy long-lasting deodorisation, foot odour is eliminated and the skin remains smooth and beautiful. 150ml.

£7.25

Gehwol med Callus Cream

Intensive care for reduction of callus. Suitable for diabetics.

£7.95

Gehwol med Lipidro Cream 75ml

For optimal care of dry and sensitive skin. Suitable for diabetics. Reduces callus/dry skin after short-term use of two weeks, and consistently over four weeks. Effective to prevent diabetic foot lesions as many diabetics have dry foot skin.

£5.95

Gehwol Extra 75ml

Universal foot cream with a broad spectrum of action for daily intensive care.

£5.20

Gehwol Fusskraft Blue

For dry rough skin and burning, tired feet. Suitable for diabetics & dermatologically tested. 75ml and 500ml available.

From £4.20

21% Off

CCS Heel Balm 75g

Specially formulated to act quickly (7in helping control the most severe cases of rough, dry and cracked heels. Suitable for diabetics to use.

£5.49

RRP £6.99

31% Off

CCS Foot Care Cream Travel Size 60ml

Extremely effective for both the short term hydration and long term control of dry skin, foot calluses and cracked heels.

£2.98

RRP £4.34

23% Off

CCS Foot Care Cream 175ml

Extremely effective for both the short term hydration and long term control of dry skin, foot calluses and cracked heels.

£5.49

RRP £7.14

CCS Foot Care Cream 1kg Tub With Pump

Extremely effective for both the short term hydration and long term control of dry skin, foot calluses and cracked heels.

£33.00

Epitact Bunion Toe Spreaders

TOE SPREADERS with Epithelium TM - Limits deviation of the big toe by improving its alignment. Prevents overlapping of the first toe onto the second toe, thereby decreasing pressure and rubbing. Set of 4.

£12.16

Epitact Plantar Protector

Alleviates plantar pains caused by pressure under the ball of the foot and calluses.

£29.95

Epitact Callus Patch

Relieves pain caused by friction and pressure on sensitive calluses and hard skin.

£7.95

Epitact Bunion & Plantar Protector

A gel sleeve providing protection and comfort for the ball of the foot and bunion area.

£33.98

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