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What causes Callus and Cracked Heel?


Acallus is a thickening of the skin that occurs in response to excessive, repeated shear or friction forces, commonly due to constant rubbing of the skin.

 

Callus formations occur when abnormal forces are exerted over an area of skin for long periods of time. Although callus mostly found on feet they can occur anywhere on the body where constant friction happens such as when playing stringed musical instruments, lifting weights, dancing etc. Wearing tight shoes, high heels, and certain deformities of the feet, such as crooked toes, may predispose to the development of a callus.

 

Calluses are formed by the accumulation of dead cells that consist of cross-linked proteins and hydrophobic keratin. This makes a callus quite resistant to mechanical or chemical treatment.

 

A callus may cause pain. Furthermore, calluses and dry skin can lead up to develop into cracked heels and corns.

 

Cracked heels are commonly caused by dry skin and callus, which form fissures due to consistent friction and pressure. Cracked heels are a common foot problem, unsightly and bothersome and even painful when the fissures or cracks are deep and may bleed. In severe cases such fissures may get infected and need medical treatment.


Additional causes that increase your risk of developing Callus or Cracked Heel include but are not limited to:

 

-    Tight foot wear (narrow-toed or high-heeled)

-    Open back shoes (heels may expand sideways)

-    Prolonged standing

-    Obesity

-    Flat feet or high arched feel

-    Abnormality in alignment of metatarsal bones or long metatarsal bone

-    Surgical procedures

-    Medical conditions (diabetes, thyroid diseases, athlete's foot, exzema etc.)

 

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