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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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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

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

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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

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