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What Causes Calluses?

What Causes Calluses?

Have you ever had someone who irritates you constantly? Although you really don’t want to be around them, they seem to constantly be there, an irritating presence. Eventually, you may have to try and cool off or calm down, before you blow up at the annoying individual. Calluses are much the same way. They are the result of constant friction. Here is some more information about calluses.

About Those Calluses

Both calluses and corns happen when there is repeated friction in an area on your foot. Usually, this happens when an area of your shoe rubs against part of your foot. This continuous rubbing could happen when you have new shoes, which is why you get blisters. Over time, repeated rubbing will cause the skin in that area to toughen up. This sounds like a good thing, but calluses can become a problem. They may even become painful.

If you are looking for ways to get rid of calluses, your first step would be to make sure your shoes fit properly. Have someone check your feet to make sure your shoes are not going to rub pressure points on your feet that would cause calluses. If you already have calluses, you will want to work on removing them. Soak your feet in warm, soapy water for at least 10 minutes. Use a pumice stone to gradually remove the thickened skin a little at a time. You don’t want to cut the calluses away, as that could lead to infection. The most important way to prevent calluses is to make sure all of your shoes, from heels to work boots to tennis shoes feet your feet perfectly.

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