It's better to cut your toenails after you do the soaking and lotion steps because the toenails are pretty thick and it's much easier when they are softened. Use a toenail clipper with a straigt edge so you don't cut them too short. Cutting your toenails too short can cause ingrown toenails and they are not fun! Next file your nails with the emery board. Create a relaxing spa treatment at home, put your feet your hands (or), a stone massage with natural essential oils. Feel free to use the oil in your closet, if available read more People suffering from Metatarsalgia often experience a burning sensation under the ball of the foot. Sometimes combined with a sharp, tingling sensation near the toes (this condition is called Morton's Neuroma, see further below). The pain can also be stabbing pain that comes and goes throughout the day. In some cases people experience a feeling similar to having a pebble sitting under the forefoot. Ball of Foot pain worsens when wearing high heels/fashion shoes for a longer periods of time or, for men after walking long distances in hard shoes. Typically people with Ball of Foot pain also display excessive callous formation under the balls of their feet. Three times a week, after you get out of the shower before you put on your socks or nylons or before you get into bed apply a cream or lotion containing 2% salicylic acid (BHA—beta hydroxy acid). On the days or nights when you don’t apply a BHA product apply an emollient, thick moisturizer such as pure shea butter or cocoa butter that you can buy at most drugstores or health food stores. Apply the paste to the callus. Place your foot or hand in a plastic bag and wrap a damp towel around it. Leave the paste on the callus for 15 minutes. You Might Also Like Step 4 So if you have rough dry heels and calluses on your feet, if your hands are rough from dishwashing, if your knees and elbows are rough and dry, I highly recommend this product. It is inexpensive, it works, it smells great and it does not have a greasy feel and the tube looks like a foot at the end and it has a snap close cap unlike many other creams. Nobody wants to have to put a cap on a tube when your hands are coated with the product. So they have just about covered everything to make the usage easier. A corn, or heloma, is a thickened area of dry skin that has a visible centre, or nucleus, at the area of greatest pressure. It is caused by direct pressure from shoes upon a bony surface of the foot. The centre, or nucleus, presses on nerve endings in the skin. If it is large enough, it can be quite painful. If the corns and calluses have been caused by repetitive actions, avoiding them will most probably solve the problem. Wearing shoes and socks that fit properly, as well as having protective pads and other self-care measure also help. However, when diabetes and peripheral neuropathy enter the picture, there is increasing evidence that excessive callusing may indeed be harmful to foot health. A callus may hide and even worsen inflammation that occurs under the callus The inflammation may be an early sign of a diabetic foot ulcer. Perhaps most concerning is that inflammation under calluses may be very hard to detect. In the Nishide study, experienced wound care nurses and specialists could not identify the latent inflammation in the calluses, even though three of the five inflamed calluses had tissue damage reaching down to the muscle layer. Several factors usually combine to cause rough, callous feet. Dry weather, bad footwear choices and repetitive foot motions can all cause your feet to become thick and callous-especially unfortunate when you want to wear foot-baring shoes, calluses are meant to protect your feet, but look ugly. Smooth out feet by exfoliating the skin and applying nourishing moisturizers to get the soft, touchable feet you want to show off in sandals and open-toed shoes. Step 1 You can usually keep the same wrap on your feet for up to two or three days before it needs changed. Be sure to consult a professional before attempting any self treatment for foot problems. Six percent of the United States population suffers with fallen archesor flat feet, according to the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association. Doctorprescribed exercises, physical therapy and the right kind of shoes helps flatfeet sufferers regain some shape to their feet. Of the remaining 94 percentthat have slight arches to high arches, the need for exercise is equallyimportant. With the help of some household items, you can train and exerciseyour feet and your arches without spending money for equipment or classes atthe gym. Combine lightly mashed strawberries with olive oil and salt. Don't over blend or mixture will become runny. Rub over feet to smooth rough calluses and rinse.