Getting rid of a corn and callus is a simple fix for a podiatrist and you. The podiatrist will debride the corn or callus, which involves scraping and cutting away of the hardened skin, which will relieve the pain. This treatment does not cause any pain. It is important that you do not try to perform this treatment at home since a podiatrist is specially trained. To try to prevent the corn or callus from coming back, you may be given some padding to put on the area or be instructed to buy a proper fitting shoe. If your kid is dealing with foot discomfort on a routine basis, it could be due to the fact that his/her shoes don't fit well. Check the shoes and ask your kid to walk around in them in front of you. Does your child appear to favor one foot over the other? Is there enough toe space? Sometimes, the trouble isn't really whether the shoes fit effectively, however whether they are the right kind of shoe. A kid with wide feet , flat feet or a high arc might require unique consideration for shoes. You can also ask a podiatrist about possible inserts to make your kid's shoes more comfy. Proper care of feet and other callus influenced parts of the body is essential as the skin becomes extra dry in the winter season. This cold and dry weather affects the skin and hence makes it dry and rough. Application of a good moisturizer is significant as it keeps the skin moist. The most affected ones are people having sensitive skin. Proper and timely skin care is hence essential as it nurtures the skin and helps it to develop in a proper way. Hardening of the skin or in other words the formation of the callus can also be very painful in certain cases. For pretty toes and toenails, use cuticle remover to get rid of overgrown cuticle and apply a coloured nail polish if that's your choice. Podiatrists are not keen on nail polish for toenails, because it can discolour them, but it can be fine for special occasions when your feet are on show - at the beach, by the pool, in the garden - as long as it's a good quality polish and you remove it after a couple of days. Coral colours, hot pinks and vibrant dark red shades can all look great depending on your skin colouring. After the first 48 hours of foot elevation, you can usually gradually return to most activities. However, the use of crutches or a walker will be required. At some point, your physician will allow you to wean off the crutches/walker to more "normal" activities. Typically, the dressing placed at the time of surgery is left intact until your first postoperative visit. The surgical dressing cannot get wet. Therefore, baths are encouraged. If one chooses to shower, then an "over-the-cast" bag is necessary. How frequently should I schedule follow up appointments with my doctor following surgery? Buy the little ones out of a gumballmachine or use the one your children possess. Sit on the floor or in a chairand place your feet flat against the floor. With your toes, try to pick up thesmall bouncy ball. Once you have it held with your toes, lift your foot up offthe floor and stretch your leg straight out and hold for a minute. Bring yourleg back in and then set the bouncy ball onto the floor. Use the toes of yourother foot to repeat the same step. This exercises the arches of your feet.