Foot care is not a matter of aesthetics, but of health.

2 de February de 2020

Signs of dehydration such as calluses and corns on the feet reveal difficulties in the health of our feet, so it is important to take care of our feet.

These podiatric problems are not only unsightly although at first glance it is the first thing that strikes us in extreme circumstances, like everything in excess, may that dryness in our heels translates into cracks that disrupt the integration of the skin, these cracks can be terribly painful in addition to being very difficult to treat.

 

Foot care

The same happens with corns and calluses that become painful when they acquire a certain thickness. Calluses usually appear in regions of plantar hyperpressure and bone deformities, which due to a lack of plantar fat responsible for cushioning the area creates excess pressure on the skin, which becomes thick as a form of protection and leads to the appearance of calluses.

This is why it is necessary to maintain good hydration on both soles of the feet and on the edges of the heels, in order to maintain the elasticity of the skin in these areas and prevent the formation of cracks.

 

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It is also necessary to make sure that painful corns do not develop by visiting a podiatrist periodically. It will perform, if necessary, chiropody or growth exclusion; or skin tightening in areas of hyperpressure so that walking does not generate pain or discomfort due to corns.

In addition, there is the alternative of applying treatment to painful corns caused by plantar overpressure; or by poor support that generates areas of hyperpressure on the soles of the feet.

In this case, orthopedic treatment is recommended; using custom-made orthopedic insoles to correct the poor support in the affected area during walking.

 

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Date of publication: 26-10-2017

Revision date: 28-1-2020

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