Callus – This is also known as hard skin, and it is created as a response of repetitive stress and pressure. As a form of skin protection, the skin cells harden to stop the skin from being damaged. However, over time this protection can create a thick layer increasing pressure and creating discomfort. On the heels, callus can sometimes cause skin to pull, split or breaks. These can be very sore and need immediate management. After a painless routine treatment, it can create instant relief. A discussion about self care, management and pressure offloading can make a significant difference to its re-development. At FootPro Podiatry we provide painless treatment of callus with professional scalpel debridement, which will relieve all of your symptoms caused by these build ups, and make them look and feel better straight away!