Corns and calluses are thickened areas of skin that have formed due to pressure on your feet, most commonly found on the toes. Removing corns and calluses on your feet may be easier than you think, especially if you have the tools and know-how to get it done. Corns and calluses can be removed with a variety of different techniques or methods in conjunction, for example footpads and toe protection, over the counter treatments, improved foot hygiene, and paring and trimming.
We will go over how you can begin removing corns and calluses by paring and trimming to reduce pain. Hardened skin on the feet can be reduced at home using a corn and callus shaver. After the corn or callus has been trimmed down the pain should lessen as the pressure on the underlying tissues eases. When using a corn and callus shaver do not be impatient as being too eager may be unwise as the product has a blade, despite it being designed not to cut the skin. (look at links above for the best options)
To prevent reoccurring calluses developing it is a good idea to reduce pressure on the area, whether it is a more comfortable pair of shoes or a corn protector. If pressure continues than the likeliness of the corn or callus returning increases significantly. Use a pumice stone ever 4-5 days to keep additional skin from hardening on the area. If you choose to do this at home, you can soak your feet in warm water for 15-20 minutes to soften the problem regions prior to using the pumice stone. Using moisturizer on your feet on a regular base will keep the problem areas less susceptible to friction and therefore corns and calluses, as it will keep the skin soft and easier to rub down.
Remember that corns and calluses do not have to run your life. You should be able to play sports, walk around, basically….live! So don’t delay and get some of the great products.