If your feet are sore and tired help by elevating them at least 6 inches above your heart. Besides reducing the swelling you are helping to reduce the pain and tiredness of your feet. When you’re in the shower using a pumi bar will also help because you are removing the dried old skin from your feet. Your feet will feel energized again and not be as tired and sore. We sell a pumi bar in our office that dissolves itself as you use it. The primary reason you want a pumi bar over a pumi stone is simple. To have an orthotic made properly, a podiatrist should perform a biomechanical examination to learn what forces are coming into your foot from the lower back, hips, knee, and ankle. A gait analysis is often performed to see how the foot functions when walking. Ultimately a mold of the foot is taken with plaster or fiberglass while holding the foot in a stable, neutral position. It is from this mold that the orthotic is fabricated. You can also use a large pored mineral sponge for the foot callous removal. The mineral substances in the sponge slowly degrade the hard skin around the callous until the callous is completely removed. To plant the cuttings, just dig a very narrow trench, or using a spade, make a slice by prying open the ground. Place the cuttings in the trench with the butt ends down. Bury about one half of the cutting leaving a few buds above ground. Back fill around the cuttings with loose soil making sure there are no air pockets. Tamp them in lightly, then water thoroughly to eliminate any air pockets. Rooting cuttings of the following plants is very easy using this method. Variegated Euonymus varieties, Taxus, Juniper, Arborvitae, Japanese Holly, Boxwood , and English Holly. Rhododendrons and Azaleas prefer to have their bottoms warmed before they root. Apply a foot ointment, foot cream or moisturizing lotion. These lotions are mostly beneficial for dry skin, however, not very effective in case of severely dried skin. These lotions help replenish the skin with glycerin and protect the skin with the paraffin. They also moisturize the feet and repair the damaged tissues of the feet. Applying a mixture of Johnson and Johnson's baby lotion, 5 drops of spearmint oil and 5 drops of eucalyptus oil on the feet will also prove to be quite effective. Calluses on the feet usually indicate a biomechanical problem, resulting in excessive pressure between the skin and the underlying metatarsal bone. Sitting comfortably on a chair grab the toes and ball of one foot with both hands. Pull the toes back until you feel the arch stretch. Severe Foot Callus Treatment repeat two to three times; switch feet. Facing a wall place your arms on the wall at shoulder height. Step one leg back and slowly bend that leg until you feel a gentle stretch in the lower calf or heel. with both hands. Pull the toes back until you feel the arch stretch. Repeat two to three times; switch feet. Facing a wall place your arms on the wall at shoulder height. A simpler item to have on hand is a foot tub. This will make it more convenient for you to soak your feet in a softening solution to get rid of odors and scaly skin. It is also handy for just washing your feet at the end of the day before going to sleep to prevent skin irritations from shoes worn all day. Keep this tub in your bathroom so you will remember to use it. You cannot expect immediate results, if you choose this method. However, the corn will get removed gradually. You are not supposed to overdo scrubbing, which may end up harming the skin. Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. between the fourth and fifth toes. Unlike other corns that are firm and flesh-colored, corns between the toes are often whitish and messy; they are sometimes called "soft corns" (heloma molles), in contrast to the more common "hard corns" (heloma durums) found in other locations.