Authored by Dr. Patrick DeHeer. Reviewed by Dr. James Milidantri.
How to Get Rid of Calluses on Bottom of Foot
Plantar Callus: Bottom of Feet, Removal, Treatment, Vs. Plantar Wart
A pair of legs is very useful to carry your body wherever you need to go. For this primary reason, you need to provide extra skin care over your feet just as you take care of other body parts. Without appropriate treatment, a few people may develop adverse conditions on their feet, as the legs are very susceptible to friction, pressure, and irritation, especially on the bottom of the feet. In certain conditions, they may develop corns and calluses on feet.
How to Get Rid of Calluses
Corns and calluses on the feet is a problem encountered by many people. Calluses on the soles of the feet are irritating, rarely painful, but generally not harmful. Both the corns and calluses on the feet are a thick and hard layer of the skin, usually formed because of the pressure on the feet or due to some type of friction your feet experience. Maize, on the other hand, can be defined as a type of callus with a defined shape and the one that usually develops between the toes. To be precise, a corn is a cone-shaped callus.
Calluses are thickened, tough skin layers that form as protection against excessive pressure and friction. Calluses are common on the bottom of your foot because your foot frequently rubs against other surfaces. Although most calluses disappear without any treatment, you might need to consult your doctor if a callus causes you discomfort. A common cause of calluses on the bottom of the foot is shoes that fit poorly. Tight shoes and high heels compress different parts of the foot, and loose shoes can cause your foot to rub repeatedly against the sole.