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Hard Skin (Callus)

Introduction to Hard Skin

Callus occurs due to hyperkeratosis. Hyperkeratosis is the thickening of the skin due to pressure. Callus can occur over bony prominences, on the ball of the foot or on the heel. Callus often occurs due to prolonged standing and may result in chronic pain.A callus appears as yellow or dark brown discoloured skin.

Understanding this condition

  • Pain on weight bearing, relieved by rest.
  • A hard growth of skin, usually on the ball of the foot.
  • Increased discomfort in thin soled shoes or high heeled shoes

 

Hard Skin

Causes of Hard Skin

  • Prolonged standing
  • Obesity
  • High heeled shoes
  • Surgery to the lower extremities.
  • Bunions
  • Mal-alignment of the metatarsal bones (the bone structure of the sole of the foot)
  • Flat feet and high arched feet, cause disproportionate pressure on parts of your feet, view insoles with padding which are ideal for hard skin and flat feet here

Treatment for Hard Skin

  • Insoles and orthotics can provide relief to sore arches. View here


  • The 10 Minute Callus Removal Kit removes callus and rejuvenates hard dry skin. View the product here
  • Apply a moisturizing cream twice daily such as Flexitol Heel Balm or the unique Bamboo Scrub
  • Use a pumice stone to reduce the thickness of the hard skin.
  • Avoid high heeled shoes or thin soled shoes
  • Buy shoes with a good shock absorbing sole
  • Never try to pare down the hard skin your self with a razor blade or a pair of scissors.
  • Silicone forefoot cushions will reduce pressure on the callus and prevent the hard skin from occuring. An extra soft and extra thick breathable gel pad offers you tremendous relief. View

Dr Foot Recommends

Flexitol Heel Balm 56g

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Metatarsal pads provide cushioning and support for hard skin. Flexitol Heel Balm softens hard skin on the foot and can be used anywhere on the foot. Patients have reported relief of symptoms within 14 days of using these two products.

The Imperial Corns and Callus Solution is the easiest, pain-free and guaranteed solution for the removal of corns and calluses.

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"I have very dry hard skin on my feet. If I do not moisturize them at least once a day (sometimes twice a day) they are still hard. I have been looking for the best moisturizing cream to use. Then I tried your Flexitol Heel Balm and have been using it for 10 to 12 months and it works great. It's really helped especially in the winter. I can walk pain free! Thanks for a great product that does what it claims."


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