What Is A Foot Callus And How Do You Treat Them?

Thickened skin due to pressure and frictionWearing comfortable shoesMedical assistance, Custom Orthotics
Common on feet, especially on the ball and heelRegular foot check-upsHome remedies like warm water soaks
Can cause discomfort or pain if untreatedProper foot hygieneOver-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.

Understanding Foot Callus

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.

Preventing Foot Calluses

The first line of defence against foot calluses is prevention. This includes:

  • Choosing well-fitting and comfortable footwear that reduces pressure on the feet.
  • Keeping the feet clean and dry to prevent skin hardening.
  • Regularly inspecting your feet for signs of calluses, corns, or other foot ailments.

How to Treat Foot Calluses

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.

Two women deciding which shoes they should wear

Profoot’s Solutions for Foot Callus

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.

Woman with calluses on her feet

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 NameUsageBenefit
Callus CushionsProvides cushioning to reduce pressureAlleviates discomfort
Corn & Callus TrimmerHelps trim down thickened skinMakes walking comfortable
Moisturising Corn PlastersKeeps the affected area moisturisedAids in corn removal
Cracked Heel CreamMoisturises, softens, and exfoliates dry skinImprove cracked heel appearance
Chiropody FeltRelieves, redistributes pressure and frictionInstant pressure and pain relief
Multi Use Gel Padding
Moleskin Roll

How to Use Profoot’s Products

Utilising Profoot’s products effectively is key to managing foot calluses. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Start with clean and dry feet.
  2. Apply the Callus Cushions on the affected area to reduce pressure.
  3. Use the Corn & Callus Trimmer to gently trim down thickened skin.
  4. Apply Moisturising Corn Plasters to keep the area moisturised.
Corn & Callus Trimmer

Additional Tips for Foot Callus Care

Adopting a comprehensive foot care routine can significantly reduce the recurrence of foot calluses. Here are some tips:

  1. Regular inspection of feet for signs of calluses or other foot ailments.
  2. Keeping feet clean and dry to prevent bacterial or fungal infections.
  3. Wearing proper footwear that provides good support and reduces pressure on the feet.
  4. Regularly using Profoot’s products as a preventive measure.

Key PointReminder
Regular CareEssential for preventing calluses
Right ProductsProfoot provides a range of solutions
ConsultationSeek professional help if needed

Importance of Regular Foot Care

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.

Callus Cushions

Why Choose Profoot

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.

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Dr. James Davidson 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.

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