16 Jan

Treating Corns & Calluses On Your Feet

With summer at its best, what better way to spend a Sunday evening than going for a leisurely stroll to relax before the week starts. However, when corns and calluses begin to develop on your feet, walking can end up being a painful experience!

In simple terms, a corn or callus is an area of thickened skin, which can become sore and inflamed due to persistent pressure or friction.

What can you do about it?

Prevention of corns and calluses is always easier than treating them.

Try and treat the cause by doing the following:

  • Make sure your footwear is not too tight, well-fitting and comfortable shoes and socks are important
  • Take note of how you walk, do you tend to put too much pressure on any part of your foot?
  • Try using a shoe insert or insole
  • Soak your foot in warm water for 15-20 minutes then use a pumice stone to file down any thickened skin (don’t do this if you have diabetes)
  • Corn plasters can provide relief, but do check with your pharmacist first

It’s important to try and get your feet in the best possible condition from the start, then continue to look after them.

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