A variety of pads may be used to treat or prevent
calluses and corns. Protective padding cushions the
callus or corn or holds the foot and toes in a more comfortable position so
that calluses or corns do not develop.
You can purchase protective padding in different sizes and shapes, or
purchase sheets of material that you cut to fit your needs.
Moleskin is a soft fabric with a thin layer of felt
attached to a sticky backing. It is used most often on the feet to protect the
skin from rubbing against footwear or against itself. It can also help cushion
two ways to use moleskin:
Other pads that may be used for calluses and corns include:
If you have
peripheral arterial disease,
peripheral neuropathy, or other conditions that cause
circulatory problems or numbness, consult your doctor before
trying any treatment for calluses or corns.
November 21, 2011
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Barry L. Scurran, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
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