9. Get Padding
Using protective padding can help prevent calluses from becoming irritated by friction. There are many options to consider when using the right padding for you. Try cutting moleskin into two half moons and position them around the calluses to make a doughnut shape, keeping the callus at the center. You can also use toe sleeves or toe caps, which fit over your toes, or toe separators that are inserted between your toes to protect them. Shoe inserts and customized padding that help redistribute pressure at the base of the foot can be incredibly helpful if you’re prone to calluses.
8. Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wearing comfortable shoes is very helpful when trying to relieve pressure from a callus or corn. Pay special attention to the box of your shoes. Make sure they are wide enough to keep your toes from rubbing against each other and are deep enough to keep your toes away from the top of your shoes.
Before purchasing a new pair of shoes, remember to try both shoes on and take a few steps to make sure they are comfortable. Opt to go shoe shopping during the afternoon, as your feet will be slightly swollen and at their largest from walking around all day. Give your favorite pair of shoes a break and keep your shoe options varied, as this will prevent your feet from constantly getting rubbed in the same place.
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Flaxseed oil, which has softening and anti-inflammatory properties, can be extremely helpful for calluses. The essential fatty acids in flaxseed give the healing oil its skin softening, moisturizing and soothing abilities. Try soaking your feet in warm water and apply a cloth soaked in warm flaxseed oil to your calluses. Then wrap in cling film and leave on overnight.