A callus is a protective thickening of the skin that develops due to recurrent friction and pressure. Most calluses are found on the ball of the foot or on the heel; although, calluses can form in other places on the foot.
Sufferers normally experience a burning pain on the ball of the foot, a condition that can generally spanned anywhere from a few weeks, to a number of years. Or the callus sufferer might complain that they have a "stone bruise type of feeling." It can feel similar to having a pebble in their shoe. Such a sensation is common and is also commonly caused by a misalignment of the 2nd-5th metatarsal bones. Superfeet Premium Insoles and CurrexSole Insoles can help to prevent and treat calluses. Correction occurs with the device by helping to properly align and balance the foot to stop over-pronation. Proper alignment prevents excessive pressure from being exerted to a specific area and allows weight and pressure to be more evenly distributed over the entire foot. Many Podiatrists recommend the Spenco Orthotic Arch Supports. In fact, the American Podiatric Medical Association has awarded its prestigious Seal of Acceptance to Spenco Orthotic Arch Supports and the Icebug Fat Insoles. All of these quality orthotics provide a semi-rigid support to help properly align and balance the foot.