Calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin. For healthy people, treatment is only necessary if a callus causes discomfort, says Mayo Clinic.
Mayo suggests how to treat calluses at home:
- Use over-the-counter pads.
- Soak the area in water.
- Moisturize your skin.
- Wear comfortable socks and shoes.
For most people, removing sources of friction causes calluses to shrink and ultimately disappear.