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Callous or hyperkeratosis is hard skin that can be found anywhere on the foot but most often seen on the heel and ball of the foot.
Callous is due to a mixture of excessive friction and pressure causing the skin to thicken at the protective layer.
Normally pain at the affected area, but it can be asymptomatic.
Rub E-45 or Vaseline on your heels once or twice a week. This is a great preventative measure along with using a pumice stone.
Make an appointment with a podiatrist if the pain remains or if the callous is so thick that it is difficult to self treat.
The callous will be reduced and advice on self care will be provided such as the use of a pumice stone or moisturising.