What are calluses?
Calluses are thickened, hardened parts of the skin or soft tissue, most evident in areas that are subjected to constant friction. Formed as a result of your skin trying to protect itself from abrasions, calluses can develop anywhere on the body like the soles of the feet or a guitarist’s fingertips. They are most commonly seen on feet but can occur on the knees, elbows, and hands as well. Calluses are hardly ever painful and are not well-defined but can be identified due to their yellowish or pale color.
What are the causes?
Calluses are often a protective reaction from the body in order to prevent damage to the skin. They are caused by continuous pressure and friction to the skin in various forms -
What are the treatments?
While there are a host of over-the-counter treatments available for calluses, the more traditional forms are often preferred. These treatments are used in an attempt to remove the callus tissue, redistribute the pressure causing the calluses and remediate the elements causing friction. These treatments primarily help to soothe the pain and discomfort -
Comments will be approved before showing up.