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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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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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