Ask The Nurse; How Can I Prevent Corns & Calluses?

July 31, 2018

  1. Wear good shoes that are professionally measured at the shoe store. Shop for shoes at the end of the day when feet are most swollen.
  2. Be sure both shoe width and length are correct for each foot. They may be slightly different in size.
  3. Allow half an inch between your big toes and the end of your shoe. If you can’t wiggle your toes they may be too tight.
  4. Avoid shoes with sharp pointed toes and high heels. Decrease the heel height as much as possible. Women have more foot problems than men.
  5. Avoid causing friction by worn heels and linings which can leave an opening for bacteria. Insoles may provide extra cushion and comfort.
  6. If you have hammertoes, be sure the shape of your shoes offers plenty of room to avoid pressure.
  7. Calluses can also happen on hands so wear protective gloves, if you use tools.
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