This is a classic question that often confuses many people, and can have a direct effect on expectations of how treatment is supposed to succeed. You see, there is a significant difference between a wart and a simple callus, even if they look similar. The difference will have an effect on how the site is actually treated, and how long the treatment will hold. Does anyone know of a natural remedy for a callous on the bottom of my foot? It is on my left foot, on the left side which makes it hard to reach. I tried soaking it in Epsom salts. Thank you. The skin lines in the feet are similar to the skin lines, or fingerprints, in the hands. These lines are natural tension grooves in the skin surface. A callus will not push these lines aside, while a wart will create a disruption in the skin lines like a ripple around the wart. This usually cannot be seen until the callus or wart is shaved down flat, but is a fairly good indicator of the difference between the two. Back pain is also called backache or Lumbago or dorsalgia. Back pain is the chronic health ailments which derived from joints, bones, nerves, muscles or other structures in the spine. In the evening, apply a thick lotion, such as Gold Bond and wear socks. If you are like me, you might hate to wear socks to bed, but I found this particular torture was helpful during the 14 days of "Callus Mission" in order to keep the moisture in. Each morning, you should use a pumice stone in the shower or bath to help remove dead skin cells and smooth calluses. Repeat with using the liquid callus remover. Calluses can also be a form of protection for the hands. Many athletes such as gymnasts or baseball players and even guitar players get calluses from their repeated performances. Foot calluses are uncomfortable and unattractive. Left untreated, they can lead to ingrown toenails and corns, which are much more painful and difficult to remove. You can have calluses removed by a podiatrist, but this option is expensive and inconvenient. Insurance rarely covers podiatry services to remove calluses, according to Purdue University. You can also use a callus shaver that allows you to remove calluses at home. Step 1 A callus is caused by the buildup of hard, dead skin over an area of pressure or bony prominence. The hard skin is produced by special skin cells called keratinocytes, which are present throughout the entire epidermal layer of skin. Ingrown toenails are possibly the worst as far as pain goes. Depending on how ingrown the toenail gets, you are in for discomfort from the time you get up until the time you get up again. The best way to prevent this is quite simple. Just don't clip your nails down too far, cut them evenly across and file off any sharp points. Some people have a nervous habit of playing with their toenails, causing them to tear and then they go ahead and tear it off and down into the quick. If you've got this habit, try to drop it and develop another. Just don't take up smoking. People who seldom wear shoes often develop a thick layer of callus along the bottom (plantar) surface of the feet. In areas of the world where people wear shoes most of the time, calluses usually indicate a structural problem (e.g., plantar flexed metatarsal bones) that causes excessive pressure and friction between the skin and underlying bone. If you have diabetes or another condition that causes poor circulation to your feet, you're at greater risk of complications from corns and calluses. Seek your foot doctor's advice on proper care for corns and calluses if you have one of these conditions. Treatment of corns & calluses To accurately form the best course of treatment for the skin condition. If the result of the test shows there are no fungal elements, then anti-fungal agents would be useless in treating this condition. Also, if the result shows that the skin problem is from a fungus, using anti-bacterial such as polysorin or anti-inflammatory agents like steroid creams would be useless The result of the study may also suggest that the entire lesion be removed because this condition may have a chance of turning into a cancerous condition in the future.