2)DON'T put tight things around your legs - Foot or leg-wear like garters or knee-high stockings (or elastics to hold UP the stockings) can reduce circulation to your foot, thus exacerbating your bloodflow problems. Panty girdles, thigh highs, and even sometimes men's socks can also be problematic if the elastic is too tight. This should not be mistaken with physician prescribed compression stockings. 5)DON'T use commercial foot supports - Your podiatrist may wish to prescribe orthotics for your use, but avoid over-the-counter arch supports or foot pads as you run the risk of them not fitting properly and rubbing a sore in the foot. Those irritating thick growths of layers of skin can be very painful. Calluses are thick patches of hard and dead skin. These are often dry and flaky on the foot and may be painful in the long run. Calluses are formed in an attempt to save the skin from and the structures beneath it from injury. It is formed on any part of the body that is exposed to excessive pressure and friction on a bony prominence. It is also known as hyperkeratosis. It mainly occurs at the bottom of the foot. But these calluses keep on growing and getting thick. A foot doctor may need to take a look if you have a corn. This is a spot on the foot where dead skin has begun to build up. This can be painful and also inconvenient when it comes time to wear that favorite pair of shoes. While there are treatments that can be purchased over the counter, a podiatrist may be needed to help with the removal. Badly fitting shoes - the shoes may be too tight (pressure), or sometimes too loose (rubbing/friction). Very high heels. A badly placed seam in a shoe can rub against the skin. A slight burning or redness can be expected with the use of this product. Do not use on dry, chapped, cracked or otherwise irritated skin. Salicyclic acid is not meant for usage on moles, birthmarks, or warts growing hair from them, or those with red edges or of an unusual color. If a rash occurs to the skin surrounding the callus while using salicyclic acid discontinue use and seek the advice of a medical professional. Your daily exercise program for all diabetics can be walking, and you should do it at least 5 days a week for at least 20 to 30 minuets a day. Proper care of feet and other callus influenced parts of the body is essential as the skin becomes extra dry in the winter season. This cold and dry weather affects the skin and hence makes it dry and rough. Application of a good moisturizer is significant as it keeps the skin moist. The most affected ones are people having sensitive skin. Proper and timely skin care is hence essential as it nurtures the skin and helps it to develop in a proper way. Hardening of the skin or in other words the formation of the callus can also be very painful in certain cases. Immobilization, Casting, or Rigid Shoe. A stiff-soled shoe or other form of immobilization may be used to protect the fractured bone while it is healing. Follow-Up Care. Your foot and ankle surgeon will provide instructions for care following surgical or non-surgical treatment. Physical therapy, exercises and rehabilitation may be included in a schedule for return to normal activities. Never increase exercise levels too quickly; no more than a ten percent increase per week. Always wear good supportive shoes that will absorb and cushion all the stress caused by your activity. If your stress fracture was a result of a medical condition, closely follow your doctor's instructions to prevent a recurrence.