How To Get Rid Of Calluses
Calluses are unsightly and uncomfortable. Watch this video to find out what causes them and how to get rid of calluses.
Hello, I'm Charles Goldman, a qualified Chiropodist Podiatrist. I run The Foot Pad Chiropody and Physical Therapy Clinic in Holborn, Central London. Today I'm going to talk to you about various foot problems and their treatment.
In this video, we are going to discuss the treatment of calluses. First, we will define what calluses are. Callus is a build-up of hard, dry skin on the surface.
Often on the soles of the feet and sometimes on the edge of the foot. It's caused by pressure. It's only a build-up of the outer layer of the epidermis which is the outer layer of skin.
This is caused by pressure from shoes, overweight, and other such functions, aggravated by walking on hard surfaces with thin soled shoes. The first thing you have to do is get rid of the build-up. This is best done by a Chiropodist using a scalpel.
You can use foot-files if it is not too bad, but generally they won't take away a large build-up. It's worth trying a proprietary cream that is designed for removing hard thick skin, works with some people, and it is a first step. You put it on every day and rub it well in and it softens the skin and it gradually flakes off.
But you have to stop the pressure to stop it building up. Thin soled shoes are the worst culprit, walking on concrete pavement. This causes a build-up of the skin to protect the structures underneath.
I wouldn't recommend you attempt this at home because it is very difficult to deal with this when you're not facing the sole of your foot. It is best to seek medical advice. This is how we recommend you treat the build-up of callus on the foot. .