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What Causes Callus On The Heels?

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Posted on Sat, 15 Oct 2016
Question: Hello. I have Been noticing that the callus on the heel of both of my feet tends to be darker than normal. I've never had this problem until about two months ago. I soaked my foot and used pomice to get rid callus it went away but came back. How can I get rid of this problem it's embarrassing.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
you need to change your shoes

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case and Images sent by you. Callosities are mainly due to wrong foot wear or barefoot walking. I have following suggestions for you.
1.Change your foot wear, Readymade silicone insole available that you can use as insert in your shoes.
2.Avoid walking barefoot.
3.Keeping your both feet 20 minutes twice daily in bucket for one months is helpful.
4.Get an X ray done, If this callosity persists after one month as some time this is due to calcaneal spur.
I hope this answer will be useful for you.Let me know if there is any other followup questions.
thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (18 minutes later)
Thank you for the update. So you recommend me soaking my feet daily for 20 mins. Do you recommend me filling my feet afterwRds. And using callus remover?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You can use callus remover

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Callus remover can be use but route cause is bone shape or foot wear. So callus remover is effective and can be used but along with this shoe modification is also needed.
thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Dr. Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma

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Practicing since :2002

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What Causes Callus On The Heels?

Brief Answer: you need to change your shoes Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case and Images sent by you. Callosities are mainly due to wrong foot wear or barefoot walking. I have following suggestions for you. 1.Change your foot wear, Readymade silicone insole available that you can use as insert in your shoes. 2.Avoid walking barefoot. 3.Keeping your both feet 20 minutes twice daily in bucket for one months is helpful. 4.Get an X ray done, If this callosity persists after one month as some time this is due to calcaneal spur. I hope this answer will be useful for you.Let me know if there is any other followup questions. thanks