If you have Plantar wart, then don’t irritate it as it can spread. Also take care to prevent it from spreading further to others by bandaging it and wearing flip flops when using communal showers. Even though most warts are not harmful, it can be painful especially if you have clusters of them. Cluster of warts are called mosaic warts. To avoid the pain, it is better to get rid of them. The next most common treatment is using cryotherapy, that is by freezing the wart to destroy it. Beware that there is a stinging sensation during the procedure.
Reflexology is an excellent tool which is based on the principle that the entire body is mapped onto the feet and hands. There are specific areas of the feet and hands which correspond to different parts, organs and glands of the body. Working these reflexes by the application of pressure through different techniques helps relax, balance and normalize the function of the body. People with fragile skin or poor circulation in the feet (including many people with diabetes or peripheral arterial disease ) should consult their health-care professional as soon as corns or calluses develop.
One of the most common reasons for a visit to the foot doctor is a problem with your toenails. If you have ever experienced an ingrown toenail that just won’t go away, you may have made an appointment to have the podiatrist cut that portion of the nail away, allowing it to grow back without going into the skin. While many people attempt to take care of this on their own, there comes a point when the only solution is to seek medical attention. You also can minimize corns and calluses by regularly rubbing them with a pumice stone, which is available in most drug stores.
If your feet are mild – moderately dry, the best solution is a foot treatment, such as a softening foot bath finishing up with a moisturising treatment. Start by half-filling your bath or a foot spa with warm water, we recommend this treatment about 20-25 mins before bed. Adding a small handful of Larissa Bright Australia Vitality Bath Grains – or choose your favourite type. Allow your feet to soak for 5-10mins. I don’t understand,” I whined to my husband. “I used to have such cute feet, but now I have this hideous thing growing on the side of my toe. Look!”
Treatment for a callus is often a simple process. If you are healthy, removing the source of friction often does the trick. This may involve changing the shoes you wear, evaluating your gait if you are a runner, or avoiding going barefoot. Try a foot soak with warm water to start. Adding a few tablespoons of lemon juice can also help to soften the skin. Use a callus file or a pumice stone to gently wear away the top layer of dead skin. Being gentle is key! You can repeat the soak and rubbing until you have removed the layers of toughened skin.
Callus shavers are available in markets. You can shave off the hard dry skin easily at home. But if you soak your feet in warm water for at least ten minutes, the soft skin can be easily removed with the help of a callus shaver or by rubbing pumice stone. You may add some baking soda or soap or 5-10 drops of tea tree oil to water before soaking your feet. By exerting slight pressure on the callus, you can remove the dead skin gently with the help of a exfoliating scrub or a foot file. Foot callus removal can be as simple as peeling cooked potatoes.