Pads may be worn for protection. In choosing one, Dr. Elizabeth Roberts, professor emeritus at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, recommends spot-type bandages with sterile gauze centers placed directly over the corn. Avoid those with an opening or depression into which the corn fits or rectangular-type adhesive bandages since they can irritate your feet. Treatment for corns and calluses usually involves avoiding the repetitive actions that causes them to develop. Wearing properly fitting shoes, using protective pads and other self-care measures can help resolve them,” said the Mayo Clinic. To make a long story short, as I began entering my 30s, I myself, developed calluses as well - one on the heel of my left foot and the other on the ball of my right. After coming to grips with the initial mild shock I asked my personal physician what could be done to alleviate the recurring condition. The best way to deal with calluses is to avoid getting them altogether. To keep your feet callus free, choose your shoes wisely. One little known fact is that you should generally try to shop for shoes in the afternoon because that's when your feet are their largest. In fact you cannot wear closed or small shoes when your lumps are very large and painful because you would only subject them to extra pressure. If you visit your doctor, he or she will perform an X-ray although this is a rare test. It is only performed when the doctor somehow suspects the foot bones to be the cause of the injurious condition. Frequently, the physicians conduct a normal physical exam and then give you the right prescriptions. Furthermore, people that suffer from peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, peripheral arterial disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other related illnesses require special attention. The last therapy in the second level of wart treatment is injections of Candida antigen into the lesion. Approximately 0.3cc of the antigen is injected directly into the wart. This works by initiating a local allergic response. When the patient's body reacts to the allergen, antibodies are sent to the area and will try to destroy the Candida particles. These same immune cells will also attack the wart tissue. This procedure is done in the doctor's office every other week and could take up to seven treatments. The down side to this treatment is the patient may occasionally feel flu like symptoms the day after the procedure. A corn, or heloma, is a thickened area of dry skin that has a visible centre, or nucleus, at the area of greatest pressure. It is caused by direct pressure from shoes upon a bony surface of the foot. The centre, or nucleus, presses on nerve endings in the skin. If it is large enough, it can be quite painful. If the corns and calluses have been caused by repetitive actions, avoiding them will most probably solve the problem. Wearing shoes and socks that fit properly, as well as having protective pads and other self-care measure also help. Use some cocoa butter lotion or a nice refreshing peppermint lotion on your feet and legs. You can add one of your favorite essential oils like almond oil or peppermint. Massage your feet using deep circular motions. Do this for about 5 minutes on each foot and leg. Put a clear coat on first so that the polish will stick and so that the color doesn't stain your nail. Apply two coats of your favorite color and seal with a quick drying top coat. Polish usually takes about 15 minutes to dry. Give them time to dry.