There are certain outfits that some people think you shouldn’t wear with socks. Some just don’t like wearing them at all. However, socks can save your feet from various problems. Issues like sweating, clammy and damp feet, peeling, cracking, and calluses could all be headed your way if you let the bacteria and fungus grow […]
Plantar warts can be very sneaky and can cause severe pain on the bottom of your foot. You often can’t even see them because they hide under a layer of thick skin. They form in the plantar fascia that spans the bottom of your foot, forming the arch. The only signs of the culprit are […]
Calluses and corns form as your skin’s protective response to excessive pressure and rubbing. However, these skin anomalies can become problematic when they contribute to blisters, cracks, and bleeding that can lead to infection—especially in patients who have diabetes. Large calluses on the heel can become heel fissures that can split open and cause extreme […]
Cracked heels can worsen without treatment and lead to bleeding and infection and in severe cases amputation of a gangrenous infection may be necessary.
Calluses often form in the heel and ball areas of the foot as a protective measure from the stress and pressure that your feet experience.