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Old 01-22-2010, 06:58 AM   #1
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Hard skin on balls of feet


I have some hard yellow skin on the balls of my feet, they just suddenly appeared a few years back, if i bathe for a long time you can rub most of it off - but then it appears again after a few days.

Has anyone experienced this? Any idea what it might be?


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Old 01-22-2010, 07:19 AM   #2
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Re: Hard skin on balls of feet

It's just dead skin and your feet must reproduce the skin again. It's the healing process. Try getting the pedi-egg. I don't know if they have it there in England, but look it up and see if they sell them there.

My feet become hard like that from work and I have a horrible habit of not wearing shoes, so my feet compensate for the pressure and wear and tear and produce excess hard skin. The pedi-egg shaves it off quite smoothly, I love mine. And use a good moisturizing foot lotion too.

Old 01-22-2010, 07:33 AM   #3
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Re: Hard skin on balls of feet

thanks for response, its quite bad, ped egg doesnt work well enough.
i appreciate it is dead skin - but i think its more tha normal!

Old 01-22-2010, 07:52 AM   #4
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Re: Hard skin on balls of feet

I have this and its due to my short big toe. my other toes take the weight and my body reacts by building up the skin. hurts like hell to walk on and I pumice it daily and use thick body butter and cracked heel repair cream on it.
I would see ur gp for a referal to a pod to start off with, possibly try some orthotics to begin with.
good luck!

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