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Understanding Prevention Treatment Thickened skin due to pressure and friction Wearing comfortable shoes Medical assistance, Custom Orthotics Common on feet, especially on the ball and heel Regular foot check-ups Home remedies like warm water soaks Can cause discomfort or pain if untreated Proper foot hygiene Over-the-counter products for self-care
A foot callus is a thickened area of skin that develops due to repeated friction or pressure. While they usually form on the feet, particularly on the balls or heels, they can appear anywhere on the body where there is repetitive pressure. Understanding the anatomy and causes of a foot callus can help in treating and preventing them effectively.
Foot calluses are a common issue, especially among individuals who are on their feet for most of the day. The continuous pressure and friction on certain areas of the foot cause the skin to harden and thicken over time. Understanding the causes and symptoms is the first step towards effective treatment and prevention.
The first line of defence against foot calluses is prevention. This includes:
While prevention is key, there are various treatment methods available for those who have developed foot calluses. Seeking medical attention is advisable if the callus causes pain or discomfort. There are also a variety of home remedies and over-the-counter products available for treating foot calluses.
Dealing with foot calluses requires a combination of preventive and therapeutic approaches. Profoot has developed a range of products, each targeting specific needs related to foot callus care.
The Callus Cushions are designed to provide a protective layer over the affected areas. By reducing the direct impact and friction on the skin, these cushions can be instrumental in preventing further hardening of the skin which is a primary characteristic of calluses.
On the other hand, the Corn & Callus Trimmer is a tool aimed at managing existing calluses. It helps in gently removing the thickened skin, which if left untreated, can cause discomfort or even pain over time. The trimmer is engineered for safe use, ensuring that only the hardened skin is targeted during the trimming process.
For a more soothing approach, the Moisturising Corn Plasters offer a way to keep the affected areas moisturised. Dry skin can exacerbate calluses, making them harder and more difficult to manage. These plasters provide the necessary moisture to the skin, aiding in the softening of the callused area, which in turn facilitates the treatment process.
Additionally, the Cracked Heel Cream is formulated to repair and hydrate dry, cracked skin, which can be a precursor or accompaniment to calluses, ensuring a smoother and healthier skin texture.
The Chiropody Felt provides a cushioning layer to sensitive areas, reducing direct pressure and offering comfort, particularly beneficial for individuals who are on their feet for extended periods.
The Multi Use Gel Padding offers versatile protection against friction and pressure, its gel material adapting to the contours of the foot to provide a customized cushioning.
Lastly, the Moleskin Roll, with its soft texture, provides an additional option for protecting sensitive areas from friction and pressure, aiding in preventing the formation or exacerbation of calluses.
Each product within the Profoot range addresses a unique aspect of foot callus care. Whether it’s providing a protective cushion to prevent further skin hardening, a trimmer for managing existing thickened skin, or plasters to keep the skin moisturised, Profoot aims to offer a comprehensive approach to foot callus management
Product Name Usage Benefit Callus Cushions Provides cushioning to reduce pressure Alleviates discomfort Corn & Callus Trimmer Helps trim down thickened skin Makes walking comfortable Moisturising Corn Plasters Keeps the affected area moisturised Aids in corn removal Cracked Heel Cream Moisturises, softens, and exfoliates dry skin Improve cracked heel appearance Chiropody Felt Relieves, redistributes pressure and friction Instant pressure and pain relief Multi Use Gel Padding Moleskin Roll
Utilising Profoot’s products effectively is key to managing foot calluses. Here’s a step-by-step guide:
Adopting a comprehensive foot care routine can significantly reduce the recurrence of foot calluses. Here are some tips:
Key Point Reminder Regular Care Essential for preventing calluses Right Products Profoot provides a range of solutions Consultation Seek professional help if needed
Regular foot care is not just about keeping your feet looking good, but it’s about maintaining their health and functionality. A small change in your daily routine can make a big difference in preventing foot calluses and other foot ailments.
Profoot is dedicated to providing high-quality foot care products that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals suffering from foot calluses and other foot-related issues. With a range of products designed for callus care providing relief and aid in the treatment of calluses, Profoot is a reliable choice for your foot care needs.
Discover the difference that Profoot can make in your foot care routine. Browse through our extensive range of products and find the perfect solution for your foot callus problems. For further inquiries or assistance, feel free to contact us.
This article was written by Dr. James Philip MBChB who graduated from the University of Manchester in 2015 and went on to train in hospitals across the North West of England. He has experience working in both hospital medicine, and the community, and played his part as a front line worker on the COVID-19 wards. He now works as a freelance medical writer and medical education entrepreneur.