A callus is a buildup of rough, dead skin that forms with good intentions -- to protect your skin from pressure. However, these buildups can grow bigger and even become painful when pressure continues to be placed upon them, so treatment is necessary to prevent the problem from getting worse.
The best way to treat a callus is by soaking your foot in a warm foot bath to soften the area. Pat your foot dry, then dip a pumice stone in the water before gently rubbing the callus in a circular motion to smooth rough skin and eliminate dead layers.
Never try to cut away a callus, especially if you have diabetes! This could lead to infection. Instead, schedule an appointment with Dr. Harvey Danciger at our Palm Desert, CA office. You can use our online contact form, or give us a call at (760) 568-0108, and we’ll be happy to help keep your skin and feet healthy!