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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

Gehwol Soft Feet Cream With Milk and Honey

GEHWOL FUSSKRAFT Soft Feet Cream’s gently caring base contains vitamin-rich avocado oil and other valuable lipids. Special deep acting hyaluron is absorbed by the skin, supporting its regeneration and strengthening the skin’s own defences. In combination with urea, hyaluron binds mosture in deeper skin layers and prevents callus formation.

£7.50

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 med Salve

For heavily callused, brittle, dry and rough skin. Suitable for diabetics.

£7.50

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

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