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According to Ramona Brooks, DPM, a podiatrist and spokesperson for the American Podiatric Medical Association, there are a range of precautions you can take to avoid developing calluses. First make sure you have an adequate fitting shoe, advises Brooks. “You don’t want a shoe that’s too large where the foot is moving around,” she said. “That causes areas of friction and rubbing and that’s how you end up developing a blister that later can develop into a callus.”
 
Dr. Ramona Brooks
 
 
Dr. Brooks also recommends avoiding pointy-toe shoes in favor or styles with a roomier rounded or squared toe box, lessening the chances of feet rubbing against the interior of the toe area. Moisturizing your feet is another way to help prevent the thickening of roughened skin, according to Brooks, coupled with regular exfoliation with a pumice stone or file. Thickening of the skin is the body’s way to protect itself from friction at pressure points.
 
Source: Barbara Schneider-Levy, Footwear News [9/9/18]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

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