Basically speaking, Callus is a patch of hard skin. When the skin is under constant pressure or friction, then that particular area becomes hard. This portion of skin is called a Callus. There are several remedies to get rid of Calluses, and one of the popular remedies is to use callus removal pads.
Causes severe discomfort:
Interestingly, the skin affected by Callus becomes so hard you cannot remove it in the normal course. On the other hand, the hard skin causes you a considerable amount of discomfort. In severe cases, it causes so much of discomfort, it even affects your mobility, and it can even make you limp.
Normally affects the foot::
Callus can be formed on any part of the body which is prone to friction and pressure. For example, the fingers of violinist can be prone to Callus because of frequent friction. However, Callus normally affects the foot because it is the foot that takes the entire weight of the body, and it is under constant friction and pressure.
Some of the popular remedies for Callus are trimming of excess skin, surgery, medication, including application of gel or liquid, electronic exfoliation procedure and so on. In addition to this, there are exclusively designed callus removal pads, which are considered to be quite effective, and they are also known for their safe application. A brief introduction to these pads is made here:
- As the very name suggests, these are pads exclusively made to fight callus. The pads are normally available in two categories namely medicated and non-medicated pads. The non-medicated pads are just cushioning pads. Such pads are intended to give you immediate relief from pain and discomfort. The non medicated pads are used in cases where callus is not severe.
- The medicated pads are exclusively designed not only to provide the cushioning effect, but also to get rid of Callus. These pads contain Salicylic Acid, which actually breaks down the hard skin and naturally the Callus disintegrates itself, thereby providing the much needed relief.
- According to experts, the Salicylic Acid should be applied only on the area affected by Callus and not on the skin surrounding it. To achieve this, the callus removal pads are designed using the Scholl design technology wherein the pad covers only the area affected by Callus and not the skin surrounding it.
- The procedure for using the pad is quite simple. Just soak the affected area for about twenty minutes in warm water. Dry the affected area thoroughly. Now remove the backing paper from pad and place the medicated portion right on the top of the Callus affected area. Now, securely press the pad so as to ensure it firmly sticks to the skin. Allow the pad to stay for the duration as suggested by the manufacturer. In order to ensure the pad does not disintegrate, you may also use socks. Repeat this treatment as per the suggestion printed on the box.
No side effects;
The pad will not cause any side effects. However, people who are diabetic should consult their physicians before using this pad. This non-invasive procedure has gained popularity among people affected by Callus.