If you’re looking for methods to get rid of calluses on your heels, balls of your feet, or toes, you’re in the right place. Calluses are unsightly patches of rough skin that develop on your feet and can cause discomfort and possibly embarrassment. Thankfully, there are some at-home treatment options that you can try to eliminate these dry, uncomfortable patches. Our podiatrist in Plano, TX, explains more here.
Calluses are your body’s natural response to friction and pressure on your feet. The skin will thicken in the spots that frequently have pressure exerted on them and continue to thicken over time, leaving multiple layers of dead skin cells that form a callus. For example, if you wear high heels every day, pressure is exerted on the ball of your foot, and you may eventually develop a callus there. Calluses may be uncomfortable and even painful if it becomes large.
Begin with soaking your feet every night in warm water and Epsom salt. This mixture feels good on your feet and will soften the skin, making it easier to slough off. Another method is a baking soda paste — make a paste out of water and baking soda, apply it to your feet, and put socks on. This will exfoliate your feet overnight.
After the callus is softened, you can use a callus remover or pumice stone and gently remove the layers of dead skin. You’ll be left with smooth, soft feet!
If you aren’t able to resolve your calluses at home, please contact our podiatrist. It’s possible that they are simply too large or thick to handle on your own. This is especially important if you have diabetes — it’s easy to go too deep when using a callus remover or exfoliant and you can cause sores or ulcers this way. Come to our office for corn or callus removal if you have any doubts!
The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about hammertoe and other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Dallas Podiatry Works, with a convenient podiatry office in Plano, TX, by calling 972.564.8556 or by clicking here.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.