How to get rid of callus on heel

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In summary, the individual has a small callus on their right foot that has been present for a few years. They believe it may be caused by driving and have tried driving without shoes and adjusting the tightness of their shoes, but the callus has not gone away. They are seeking advice on how to prevent their heel from rubbing against their shoe and potentially using products such as Wikihow or second skin to protect the callus. However, they are advised to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis and medical advice.
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On my right foot, there's a small callus with redness extending a millimeter or so around it, and it's been like that for a few years now. I don't know what's causing it, but I have some ideas. I think it may be partly from driving. I drive with my heel touching the back of my shoe, and since I don't have cruise control, I have to keep my foot like that for 20 minutes or so on my way to work and back every day. I tried driving with no shoes on, but that didn't seem to make the redness and callus go away over a several month period of time, so something else must be contributing to it as well. I tried tightening my shoe so that my heel doesn't slide on the back of my shoe when I walk, but it always seems to slide a little. I tried making it loose, but then it still slides against the back of the shoe. I have to wear shoes at work, so I was thinking maybe there's some kind of thing I could put in the back of my shoe to let my heel heal. I figure if I can keep anything from rubbing against it for a few months, it'll finally heal. Any ideas on what I could do to my shoe to stop my heel from rubbing against anything.
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There's also second skin. It's akind f tape that hikers use to protect against.
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We cannot diagnose you or give medical advice. Please see a doctor.

1. How do I know if I have a callus on my heel?

Calluses on the heel appear as hard, thickened areas of skin. They may also be yellow or gray in color. You may feel tenderness or pain when pressure is applied to the callus. If you are unsure, it is best to consult a doctor for a proper diagnosis.

2. What causes calluses on the heel?

Calluses on the heel are caused by repeated friction and pressure. This can be due to ill-fitting shoes, walking barefoot, or participating in activities that put pressure on the heel. People with foot deformities or conditions such as flat feet or high arches are also more prone to developing calluses.

3. Can I get rid of calluses on my heel at home?

In most cases, yes. Soaking your feet in warm water and using a pumice stone or foot file to gently rub away the dead skin can help reduce the size of the callus. It is important to not overdo it and to moisturize the area afterwards. If the callus is causing pain or discomfort, it is best to seek professional help.

4. Are there any home remedies for treating calluses on the heel?

In addition to soaking and exfoliating, there are a few natural remedies you can try. Applying lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, or aloe vera gel to the callus can help soften and reduce its size. You can also try using a foot cream with salicylic acid, which can help dissolve the dead skin.

5. How can I prevent calluses from forming on my heel?

The best way to prevent calluses on the heel is to wear properly fitting shoes with good arch support. Avoid walking barefoot on hard surfaces and make sure to moisturize your feet regularly. If you have foot deformities or conditions, using orthotic inserts or custom-made shoes may also help prevent calluses.

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