Well foot calluses are easily treated. The simple solution is to remove the pressure causing the calluses in the first place. Once the pressure has been removed the callus should subside, so long as it is treated with care. Understandably, if pressure has been caused in that area it is most likely due to actions the host is taking that is causing such pressure. A comfortable pair of shoes might be in order and rest from staying on your feet for long periods is advised. To keep those tootsies of yours in good health, learn how to prevent certain foot conditions that can leave you lame, or unable to walk. Taking a closer look at our feet can be depressing. Statistically, eight out of every ten adults have calluses, bunions, and corns to deal with. Blisters are a common occurrence as the latest shoe fashions are broken in. Athletically inclined adults (or adults with athletically inclined family members) run a high risk of struggling with athlete’s foot. Depending on how careful you are with pedicures, you can also be subject to painful ingrown nails that can become infected and swollen! For more information about feet or to find a podiatrist in your area, contact the American Podiatric Medical Association at (800) FOOTCARE (366-8227) or visit their Web site at www.apma.org. We were fortunate enough to conceive our 2nd child (my 3 1/2 yr old son) just 8 weeks after our miscarriage, but having our son didn't change the fact that our first child wasn't with us anymore. Still to this day, I remember the exact date that we found out we were pregnant, the date that we were told our child was dead, and the baby's due date. I can even remember what my husband and I were wearing that day, and can remember the day playing out in my head as if I'm watching a movie. You would need to use a callus remover to remove your calluses. If you have a lot of callus build-up, then it is recommended that you use 2-3 callus removers during the process. This is due to the fact that the holes in the callus remover could become plugged with calluses. Yes, it can get that bad. So, begin scrubbing your feet until all of the calluses are removed. For some, it may take longer than others. It depends on how long you let the calluses build up. What is a diabetic to do to protect their feet from a sore that can lead to infection and amputation? Dry the area completely. It is important that you don't allow this area to remain damp. Use a towel to remove all moisture. Sprinkle a small amount of cornstarch on the area. This will ensure that the area stays dry. It will also help ward off infections. Make a mixture of 1 teaspoon lemon juice, one teaspoon dried chamomile and one clove of crushed garlic. Apply the mixture to your callus once or twice daily until it is gone. Cut 2-3 raisins in half and put them on the affected area, (with the cut facing the skin), secure with a plaster overnight. Repeat daily until the callus reduces or disappears. Corns and calluses remain in place as long as the trauma that initiated their presence continues. They disappear spontaneously if and when this trauma can be removed. Pain caused by the thickness and firmness of these lesions sometimes leads to improper foot position while walking This can, in turn, cause chronic pain in the foot, knee, or hip. Deformity of the toes is sometimes noted. On rare occasions, orthopedic procedures are required in order to repair underlying bony abnormalities. Surgical excision of corns and calluses is best avoided, since it does not get at the cause of the disease and the resultant scarring may be troublesome.