Calluses or calluses often appear on a person's feet and are mainly caused by wearing the wrong shoes. Painful bumps form with constant rubbing of the heels, toes, and instep. In fact, calluses are created to protect the foot from injury, so they form in areas of increased friction. If the calluses are not removed in time, they will start to hurt and even bleed, which creates the risk of infection. Diabetics should take particular care of the health of their feet, because any wound caused by damaged calluses can lead to a dangerous infection.
It should be remembered that diabetes is accompanied by impaired blood circulation in the limbs, which makes it difficult for diabetics to heal wounds. Because, if you are a diabetic, do not underestimate leg wounds. In addition to circulatory problems, diabetics also have decreased sensitivity, so they should frequently check their feet for damage and injury. Here are some tips to help prevent calluses, as well as natural methods for getting rid of calluses.
Useful tips for calluses on the feet
• Do not wear high-heeled shoes or any other uncomfortable shoes for too long. Also, do not walk too long distances in such shoes.
• Always carry comfortable shoes for a change in case of an unexpected run.
• Moisturize your feet. Do not forget about areas that are heavily exploited on a daily basis, and take care of them properly. Every 1-2 weeks, soak your feet in warm water and partially rub the corns with a pumice stone.
• We do not recommend cutting out the calluses in any way, as the skin underneath is very delicate and can easily hurt. If you injure the skin underneath while cutting the blisters, an infection can develop, exacerbating the pain and discomfort. If you have large calluses that cause discomfort, it is best to contact
• A podiatrist who can help you get rid of your problem without unnecessary risk.
• For feet, use moisturizers formulated specifically for that part of the body. The store offers a wide selection of foot creams in various price categories. Body creams do not meet the requirements of the skin of the feet.
• Do not wear thick socks with seams that cause friction in certain areas. It is best to wear plain cotton socks. Cotton socks will additionally protect your feet from moisture and thus from the appearance of mycoses.
• Do not forget about your feet in winter and take care of them even when you are not going to expose them to other people. Your feet need care all year round.
• You may need protective insoles to protect sensitive areas of your feet from abrasions.
Home remedies for calluses
1. First, soak your feet in warm water for at least 10 minutes. Remove your feet from the water and apply a mixture of one tablespoon of baking soda and a little water to the areas of the calluses. Massage these areas gently, and then rub with a pumice stone.
2. Brew four tablespoons of chamomile per liter of water. Soak your feet in this infusion. Chamomile will help relieve discomfort and soften tough skin.
3. Cut a slice of lime and place it in the place with the calluses. Secure with a bandage and leave overnight.