Calluses and Bunions Pain

If you have calluses, you know the pain and embarrassment they can cause. Calluses are an overgrowth or thickening of the skin caused by friction. The skin thickens to protect the body from injury. They usually occur in areas where shoes rub when walking or where toes are mashed together. If the friction is intense, a blister may form instead of a callus. Calluses on feet can be painful and are best treated promptly. Once they begin to form, they are usually a chronic problem.

How to get rid of Calluses on feet

Regular foot care and support from P.O.L. CustomFit™ Orthotics can prevent foot problems, but existing calluses on feet need special care. Start by soaking your feet in warm water to soften the skin, then exfoliate with a pumice stone. Be careful not to remove too much skin, you could actually make it worse with too much friction. Severe calluses on feet should be treated by your podiatrist. Also, consult your doctor if you are a diabetic or suffer from any numbness or neuropathy in the feet.

Preventing Cracked Skin

Cracked skin, especially on the heels, tends to happen when calluses build up. Cracked skin can be painful, but more importantly, it can be a pathway for bacteria and infection to enter the skin. A good moisturizing foot cream containing urea or lactic acid helps prevent cracked skin and discourages calluses from returning. These ingredients help break down the callus and naturally exfoliate. Apply the foot cream after using the pumice stone and every morning and evening.

How To Prevent Calluses

Treating calluses takes care of the immediate problem, but learning how to prevent calluses is important since they tend to be a recurring problem. Here are the steps you can take to get prevent calluses:

  • Wear shoes and socks that fit properly and replace them when they become worn.

  • Avoid high heels and shoes with pointed toes. Loose shoes such as sandals and flip-flops can also cause problems.

  • Wear personalized P.O.L. CustomFit™ Orthotics to properly distribute weight on your foot and prevent rubbing.

  • Keep your feet clean and dry.

  • Use corn pads and toe separators to cushion spots where calluses are a problem.

Unfortunately, some people are more prone to calluses because they have less tissue to cushion the bones of the feet. This can naturally occur on anyone, but it seems to become worse as we age. Foot abnormalities can also cause corns and calluses.

Choosing The Best Orthotics

A good orthotic can greatly improve callus formation, as well as improve other foot problems. Most drugstore orthotics are pre-made in a variety of sizes, then the closest fit is chosen for your foot. While this method does provide some relief from calluses on the feet, it is not ideal. A better method is personally fitted orthotics made specifically for your foot.

In the past, a custom-fitted orthotic would be made in a laboratory according to your doctor's prescription. Now, the same laboratory makes a home kit available that produces custom-fitting orthotics that are superior to the ones made by prescription, and at a more affordable price.

P.O.L CustomFit™ Orthotics are custom molded to your foot to provide better support, improved comfort, and less pain. In a simple 15-minute activation process, your foot actually molds the orthotic while you walk, rather than relying on measurements or a single standing impression. This personalization ensures the best possible fit, with support exactly where you need it during movement. Since your foot does the molding, there is no measurement error or imperfections caused by mold marks. You get an exact fit for each foot.

Comfort and Support

Users overwhelmingly preferred P.O.L. CustomFit™ Orthotics to prescription Orthotics and to the drugstore brands. They report that their shoes are more comfortable and less painful. Corns and calluses on feet greatly improve along with other foot problems because of the extra support.

Good foot care and a personalized orthotic can prevent most foot problems, and removing calluses on feet is a temporary solution. If you have problems with pain caused by foot problems, it is important to educate yourself on how to prevent foot problems and properly support your feet. Consider a personalized orthotic for best results.

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