Barry L. Scurran DPM FACFAS


Moleskin

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 itself or footwear and is also used to help cushion the feet. After an affected area is washed and dried, the sticky side of moleskin can be applied so that it…

Calluses and Corns

Calluses and corns are areas of thick skin caused by pressure or friction. They may cause pain when a person walks or wears shoes. Calluses usually form on the hands or feet. They may look gray or yellow and be less sensitive to the touch than surrounding skin. They usually don’t need treatment. Calluses on the hands…

Calluses and Corns

What are calluses and corns? Calluses and corns are areas of thick skin caused by pressure or friction. They may cause pain when you walk or wear shoes. Calluses usually form on your hands or feet. They usually don’t need treatment. Corns have an inner core that can be soft or hard. Soft corns are found between your…

Calluses and Corns: Using Pumice Stones

A pumice stone can be used to remove the dead skin from a callus or corn. Reducing the size of the callus or corn may result in less pressure or friction and less pain. Soak your foot or other affected area in warm, soapy water for 5 minutes or until the skin softens. Wet the pumice stone. Rub the pumice stone on the…

Calluses and Corns: Protective Padding

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…