Thick Skin Around The Ankles And Numbness?
Hello, I experienced thick numb skin around the ankles. I have experienced this for a long time, the skin started to look like a sores but after being peeled, after a long time the skin was thick again and felt no pain when peeled. Please advise, in what way treated? Just ignore it ? Thank you
Good afternoon, thanks for the question
Skin thickening or called callus occurs because the body's reaction protects the skin due to repetitive pressure and friction at one location point. Repeated friction or pressure is most common in the area of protrusion of the bones in the foot, heel or ankle. Generally occurs because the use of footwear that is too narrow or sitting in a certain position for a long time.
Handling these conditions can be done in several ways, including:
1. Cut the thickened area of the skin. The procedure can be performed using a scalpel by a doctor at a health facility.
2. Using drugs for example with a 40% salicylic acid bladder on a doctor's prescription.
3. Soaking feet with warm water to soften thickened skin for about 10 minutes. Then scrub gently using the pumice in a circular motion to remove dead skin cells.
4. Use skin moisturizers for daily activities.
5. Use elastic pads that are sold in drug stores to protect skin from friction and further irritation.
6. Use footwear with the right size and comfortable.
7. Make sure the nails are always short.
That's all, hope you can help