There are other types of foot complications that arise not because of internal or allergic reactions but rather because of improper care. One type of complication that occurs in such a way is Foot Corns and Calluses.
Foot callus happens when your your foot is responding to repeated heavy contact or friction to hard and coarse surfaces. Because your hands and feet are the parts of your body, which receive the most pressure and contact, these are the parts that are most susceptible to corns and calluses. In itself, calluses are not generally harmful, they are just a natural reaction of the skin from the frequent contact. But if left unchecked, calluses may lead to further complications that may later prove to be detrimental to your health. You can use callus file or even an electric callus remover to file down the callus as a DIY job at home.
Calluses (hyperkeratosis, clavus) usually occur among athletes and string musicians. Athletes with tight fitting shoes and gloves experience calluses because of the constant contact involved in their physical activities like weight training and running. Also, musicians of string instruments normally experience calluses in their fingers as they are further exposed whenever they play their instruments. This has already been accepted by musicians as the calluses help them make playing the instruments easier as it lessens the tension between the strings and the fingers.
Foot Corn And Callus (Hyperkeratosis, Clavus, Heloma, Tyloma)
If you are active in playing video games or typing on a keyboard, some calluses may appear as your fingers are continuously in contact with these instruments and gadgets. Writers also experience frequent calluses as they hold on to their pens for long periods of time.
Corns, on the other hand, are a type of callus that form on thin skin surfaces. These glabrous (hairless and smooth) skin surfaces, when exposed to pressure and friction, form calluses of dead skin that take the appearance of yellowish corn. Some of these calluses may prove to be painful if the pressure is repeated on the same area.
Wiping the affected part after soaking will ensure that the dead skin cells are rubbed off and a chance for new skin cells to grow is now opened. Sometimes, a physician may recommend shaving away the calluses and putting pads on them as to alleviate and lessen the friction that the affected part experiences. It is not recommended that you try slicing or cutting across the callused part. If this is done incorrectly, severe bleeding will probably occur and infections will surely follow.