The callus is an affectation of the skin, especially in the feet, hands and hip. It is caused by friction or by pressure subjected to the skin.
Definition of the Durillon
The callus is a cutaneous lesion, caused by a pressure or a friction subjected to the skin, which appears most often under the foot. It’s a kind of callosity. The feet are the most impacted, especially because of the friction of the shoes. The Durillon can also develop in the hands and other body areas, as a result of regular friction or sudden pressure.
The wearing of shoes more comfortable and compressing a minimum the foot limits the development of the Durillon. Cleaning the impacted body area with a washcloth also reduces the size of the callus.
Hair removal or shaving the affected area is largely inadvisable to limit any additional risk of infection. In addition, if the patient has diabetes or blood circulation problems, he should consult his doctor as soon as possible.
The callus is defined by hardening of the skin and roughness. The affected area turns yellow and may affect the feet, the palms of the hand or the joints at the hip.
The Durillon then causes a hardening of the skin with increased sensitivity during touchdown.
The causes of the Durillon
The Durillon is caused by repeated activities, causing pressure on the foot, or on the palms of the hand or the hip.
The activities most often associated with this affections include: football, running or walking. Top athletes are particularly affected by the Durillon.
Other sources may also lead to the development of a Durillon:
- dry skin
- low fat between the bones and the skin, resulting in significant contact between the bone and the skin surface
- object maintenance in the long term (hammer, racket, etc.).
Who is affected by the Durillon
The people most often involved in the development of a Durillon are athletes, the elderly or people very skinny.
The symptoms of the Durillon
The symptoms associated, more generally, with the Durillon are:
- hardening of the affected area.
Risk factors of the Durillon
The risk factors for the development of Durillon are: age, thinness or the intensive practice of sports, such as football or running.
How to prevent the Durillon?
The choice of comfortable shoes and adequate to limit the risk of development of the Durillon.
Some methods can prevent this condition:
- Wipe your feet well and apply a suitable cream
- use a foot pumice to remove dead skin as much as possible
A visit to the doctor or even a chiropodist can be recommended as part of the development of a Durillon.
Treat the callus
In the context of the persistence of the Durillon, the doctor may prescribe a cutaneous treatment.
In addition, he may also advise the patient to consult a podiatrist for further examinations. The latter can then treat the area affected by the use of incision to renew the affected skin.