Callus Treatment

Callus Treatment

Often simply referred to as hard skin, calluses can become painful if left untreated. Make an appointment with our expert podiatrists today.

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Diagnosis & Symptoms

Usually large patches of hard and yellowed skin are evident. These patches of hard skin can be over small or large areas and can sometimes be fissured (cracked). Often the skin in these sites is less flexible and can be quite dry.

Typical causes

Hard skin usually forms over areas of the feet where there is too much friction or pressure.

Types of callus treatment available

We provide a painless instant treatment here at Footfriend which usually rids you of this problem immediately. We will also educate you regarding this problem and how to try to prevent it. This can be very successful for many people.

Although you may have seen products in pharmacies or on television we don’t recommend any which have either a blade or a “cheese grater” type function. The reason for this is that you can very easily injure yourself and – as they are not a sterile implement you may get a nasty infection if you injure your skin with them. If you have diabetes, reduced circulation or any other problem that reduces your healing abilities, we strongly advise you to seek professional advice before using any implements or products on your feet.

Maintenance of callouses with a pumice stone can be an effective way for some people to manage them. It is also much safer than using metal implements and we advise that “little and often” is the best approach.

Using an effective foot cream to soften the skin in the area can be a useful way of maintaining your calloused skin and reducing the amount of professional attention needed. We recommend CCS Foot Care Cream or CCS Heel Balm for this purpose.

How we can help

We are available to treat your callouses professionally here at Footfriend. This can be arranged on a day and at a time to suit you.

We will also educate you on what is causing your callouses so hopefully you can prevent them developing.

We also supply a range of emollient creams which are very useful in maintaining the skin where you get callouses. This not only helps with prevention but can reduce the amount of professional treatment you may need for them.

We look forward to seeing you at our Beverley Clinic; serving Beverley, Hull and surrounding villages.

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Patient stories

“My feet always feel smooth as silk after visiting Footfriend”
Mrs Hatfield of Leconfield

‘’That feels lovely, it’s like walking on air.’’
Mrs Cooper of South Cave