calluses (Tyloma)


Calluses form when there is abnormal pressure and/or friction on the skin of the foot. The calluses are a protective hardening of the skin and are found in the areas that bear the most weight.

Causes:

  • Type of footwear worn
    • Shoe is too big (loose fitting)
    • Excessive wearing of flip-flops and sandals with no backs
    • Not wearing socks
  • Abnormal gait
  • Standing for long periods
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Poor nutrition
  • Age-Loss of fat pads in fore foot and/or heel areas
  • Medical condition diabetes, chronic venous insufficiency, pulmonary venous insufficiency, etc.
  • Inactivity
  • Climate
  • Lack of adequate moisture


Symptoms:

  • Thick dry cracked skin, appears yellowish in color
  • Visible deep fissures
  • May be painful due to deep cracks/fissures


Management:

Soak feet in a moisturizer based foot soak – 10 minutes maximum
Apply a callus softener
Reduce calluses to a maximum of 50% only
Use a foot file
Daily use of moisturizer foot care product(s)


Results:

Initial Condition  at 16 Oct 2011  (Initial Treatment)

Initial Condition at 16 Oct 2011 (Initial Treatment)

Condition 9 Days Later  with regular use of the Footlogix products.

Condition 9 Days Later with regular use of the Footlogix products.

Condition 4 Weeks Later  with regular use of the Footlogix products.

Condition 4 Weeks Later with regular use of the Footlogix products.