Yes, you can use a pumice stone as a home treatment to slough away pesky corns and calluses. Use it while bathing or after your feet have been softened by a relaxing foot soak or a shower. Rub in a circular motion, putting slight pressure on the rough spots.

Be careful not to rub too hard. You want to get rid of the dead skin, not rub the area raw. Never use a sharp tool, like a nail clippers, to trim the corn or callus.

If you have diabetes or poor circulation, the proper treatment for corns and calluses may require a professional, since you’re at a higher risk for infection. We will look at the area, listen to your concerns, and diagnose the best treatment for you, which may include shaving the area with a surgical blade in a painless procedure.

Please call the McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group office in Carmichael, CA, at (916) 961-3434 to get help for these dry, rough patches of skin.  

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