Foot Question

By Nyu-chan Latest Reply 2012-09-27 14:17:36 -0500
Started 2012-09-27 11:19:49 -0500

Have any of you used this?

Is there a way to prevent calisters though?

6 replies

jayabee52 2012-09-27 11:40:07 -0500 Report

As a former certified Nurse Aide I was instructed NOT to use such things on patients with diabetes due to cutting too deeply and endangering the patient by way of infection of the blood. Gangrene may set in and take one's foot or even leg.

The best way to prevent calluses is to wear good fitting shoes with sufficient room in them. The only time I got calluses on my feet was when I wore cowboy boots with pointy toes. they did not give my feet adequate room. Once I threw those boots away and started wearing shoes with adequate toe room the calluses eventually went away through a natural flaking off of my skin. Eventually I got some diabetic shoes and haven't had a callus problem since.

Nyu-chan 2012-09-27 12:34:59 -0500 Report

Can calluses get very bad?

jayabee52 2012-09-27 12:43:05 -0500 Report

I personally haven't had a bad callus, but just the existence of the pedi egg suggests they can get bad.

Nyu-chan 2012-09-27 13:18:47 -0500 Report

Do you think it is safe for me to go to a nail salon to get a petacure? Or would it be more safe to do it yourself? Like with neuropathy, and the callus thing.

jayabee52 2012-09-27 13:42:12 -0500 Report

It depends on the salon because of questions about sanitation. Generally speaking I would recommend going to a foot Dr.