What To Do About Calluses

August 2, 2016 by
Filed under: blister care, Foot Care, Foot Care Products, Footcare, Footwear, Health 

Anyone who knows me has heard me talk about calluses.

I don’t like calluses – period. They indicate repeated pressure over time, generally from poor fitting footwear.

But the most important thing to know is that if or when you get a blister under a callus, it will be painful. No matter how small or how little fluid is inside the covered and hidden blister. You know it’s there. I know it’s there. But finding the exact location and depth of the blister in order to drain the fluid is very, very, very difficult. It can be painful too because it take a series of punctures with a needle to try and find the blister sac.

So for that reason, I prefer nice soft skin instead of calluses. I’ll accept a little bit of callus – but very little. I have spent too much time at aid stations and medical checkpoints trying to help athletes with thick calluses that have negatively affected their forward movement.

Your job is to reduce your existing calluses and then try to keep the skin soft. It’s not easy but in today’s blog post, I have a link to a Moo.Review webpage that goes into great detail about callus tools. Manual tools, battery operated tools, gels and creams, the list is long and the pros and cons are shown.

I encourage you to check out the webpage and even get one or several of the tools to work on reducing your calluses. Here’s the link to Moo.Reviews Callus Remover page.

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3 Comments on What To Do About Calluses

  1. Peter Fish on Wed, 3rd Aug 2016 1:34 pm
  2. Hi John, I have a callus remover called Artemis Woman that you recommended about 10 years ago. That didn’t even make the missed-the-cut group this time. Tech marches on, and I ordered the Amope. I only get calluses on my little toes anyway, but they are annoying.

    Thanks for all the advice and information!

    Peter Fish

  3. Review of callus removers on Wed, 3rd Aug 2016 11:58 pm
  4. […] will help you make a good purchasing decisions regardless of the type or brand. With thanks to John Vonhof for the […]

  5. John on Mon, 8th Aug 2016 1:55 pm
  6. The Artemis Woman company folded several years ago. I can sometime find their units on eBay.

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