At some point in life, everyone has experienced a callus. Calluses are rough and hardened patches of skin that form due to repeated friction or pressure on a specific area of the skin. They can appear on any part of the body but are commonly found on the hands, feet, and elbows. Although they are rarely harmful, they can be unsightly and uncomfortable. They can also cause great pain when it is left untreated. Therefore, it is essential to get proper callus treatment from a professional to avoid any discomfort.
If you are looking for callus management in Singapore, you have come to the right place. We are a team of experienced professionals who provide a comprehensive range of foot callus solutions that will leave your skin smooth and healthy.
Before we dive into the management options, let us first understand what calluses are and how they form. Calluses occur when the skin cells on a specific area of the body start to multiply rapidly, forming a thick, hardened layer of skin. Generally, the primary cause of calluses is repeated friction or pressure on the skin. Some common causes of calluses include wearing tight-fitting shoes, walking or standing for extended periods, foot deformities such as clawed or hammertoes, and weightlifting.
Callus Treatment Options
- Soak and Scrub: Soaking and scrubbing the affected area is one of the easiest and most effective ways to treat calluses. Soaking the skin in warm, soapy water for about ten minutes will help soften the callus, making it easier to remove. After soaking, gently scrub the area with a pumice stone or a foot file to remove the dead skin. It is essential to be gentle and not scrub too hard, as this can cause bleeding and risk having infections.
- Moisturize: Keeping the skin moisturized is essential in preventing and treating calluses. Applying a moisturizer to the affected area can help soften the skin, making it easier to remove the dead skin. It is best to use a moisturizer that contains urea it can help break down the thick, hardened layer of skin.
- Medications: If the callus is particularly stubborn, your doctor may prescribe a medication to help soften the skin. Salicylic acid is a common medication prescribed to treat calluses. It basically works by dissolving the protein that holds the dead skin together, making it easier to remove. However, this is not usually recommended because it can cause deep burns if used incorrectly.
- Medical management: If your callus is bothering you, seek help from a Podiatrist. Podiatrists can help to remove the callus using a scalpel. Generally, they will also advise on shoes and customised insoles to help reduce the pressure on the callus area.
Why Choose Us for Callus Management in Singapore?
At our clinic, we understand that every patient is unique, and we tailor our management to meet their individual needs. Our team of experienced professionals uses the latest technology and techniques to provide safe and effective callus relief. We believe in providing our patients with a comfortable and welcoming environment, where they can feel at ease and confident in their management options.
If you are looking for effective callus solutions in Singapore, look no further than Straits Podiatry. Our experienced team of podiatrists provides a range of safe and effective management solutions that are tailored to meet your individual needs. From standard callus removal to advanced pressure-offloading solutions, we use the latest technology and techniques to provide you with the best possible care.
At Straits Podiatry, we are committed to ensuring your complete satisfaction. Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, and we maintain the highest standards of hygiene and safety. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always on hand to answer any questions you may have about your management plan.
Don’t let calluses make you uncomfortable or self-conscious. Contact us today at straitspodiatry.com to schedule an appointment and experience the difference in quality care. Let us help you get the healthy, smooth skin you deserve.
Authored and edited by Straits Podiatry.