Woman applying cream to her bare feet

When you wear flip flops all the time, it’s kind of a big deal for your feet to look good.  So, it’s important to address unsightly and uncomfortable calluses.  Good thing for you that Celebration Foot & Ankle Institute has a variety of effective solutions to meet your needs and keep you in your sandals.

You can try self-administered treatments, or you can get personalized care from our team of highly skilled specialists. With our exceptional expertise, you can say goodbye to any discomfort and take pleasure in leisurely walks on the beach.

Treating Foot Calluses at Home

Medical professional consults woman looking at medical scan of footSoaking your feet in warm, soapy water with Epsom salts and gently exfoliating with a pumice stone or foot file are effective ways to address foot calluses.

Regular pedicures at a reputable salon can be an excellent option for individuals who prefer professional care. Skilled pedicurists can help soften and remove calluses while offering relaxing foot massages and additional services contributing to foot health and overall well-being.

Whether you indulge in occasional pedicures or follow a home care routine, our team of experienced podiatrists will provide expert guidance on maintaining soft and healthy feet. We tailor our recommendations to suit your needs, ensuring you can enjoy your Florida lifestyle free from the discomfort of foot calluses.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Keeping your feet well-moisturized is essential in preventing and treating foot calluses. After exfoliation or soaking, dry your feet and apply a rich foot cream or moisturizer. Look for products that contain ingredients like urea or salicylic acid, as they can aid in softening the callused skin.

It’s best to apply the moisturizer daily, especially before bed, to allow it to work its magic overnight. Consistent moisturization will help remove existing calluses and prevent new ones from forming.

Protective Footwear and Insoles

One way to tackle foot calluses at their root cause is to address the pressure and friction that lead to their development. Ill-fitting footwear can exacerbate callus formation, so opt for shoes that provide ample support and a comfortable fit. Avoid high heels and narrow-toed shoes, as they can put excessive pressure on specific areas of your feet.

Additionally, cushioned insoles or orthotic inserts can help distribute pressure more evenly across your feet, reducing the likelihood of calluses. These inserts can benefit individuals with high arches or flat feet, as they can correct foot alignment and alleviate pressure points.

Seeking Professional Care

person tying shoes on race trackSometimes, foot calluses may be more stubborn or painful, requiring professional attention. Our team can offer various treatments to remove calluses safely and effectively.

One standard professional method is debridement, where the podiatrist carefully shaves off the thickened skin using sterile instruments. This procedure is painless and can provide immediate relief. Moreover, if a callus is caused by an underlying foot deformity or structural issue, a podiatrist can address the root problem and suggest appropriate solutions.

We may even may recommend keratolytic agents containing stronger ingredients like lactic acid or urea for certain severe cases. These can help break down toughened skin more effectively than over-the-counter products.

Dealing with foot calluses can be a persistent challenge, but you can achieve softer and healthier feet with the right approach and regular care. If home remedies don’t provide the desired results, make an appointment today with Celebration Foot & Ankle Institute.

Remember, healthy feet are essential for overall well-being, so don’t hesitate to take the necessary steps to care for them and walk comfortably and confidently.

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