The only down side of this foot file is that I have noticed that one side of the exfoliating pad is coming off with weekly use. So in my view this wooden file is not really long lasting. I have been using it for two months now and in two months I have noticed one side of the exfoliating pad is coming off. Will definitely re-purchase this foot file again. There is no scientific evidence that reflexology is an effective alternative to traditional medical treatments for any medical condition. Consult your physician to treat any health issues. Calluses Do not be tempted to take sharp instruments to your own feet , seek treatment from a registered podiatrist. This is particularly important if you have any medical conditions. Do not use corn plasters which contain acids if you are diabetic, have peripheral vascular disease, or are in any way immuno-compromised. If in doubt do not use these products without consulting a Podiatrist or medical doctor. A podiatrist will take a full medical history before any treatment to ensure that it is appropriate for you as an individual. Surgery for a bunion, known as a bunionectomy, is opted for as a last resort, and is mainly performed for cosmetic purposes. If you think that you may have genital warts, you need to seek medical attention. You need to take care of the problem before it worsens. You should not have sexually conducted with anyone until you have treatment for the problem. If you do have sex, you need to use a condom so that you do not spread the disease to your partner. Miracle it ain’t but it is a good foot moisturiser that I will continue to use. It also claims to benefit weak nails and soften cuticles. It retails for €12.95 from pharmacies – the same ones I’d imagine that stock Mane ‘n Tail. Getting and maintaining pretty feet requires consistent grooming. Your feet support the weight of your body on a daily basis. Pressure on your feet can result in dry, rough skin, also known as calluses. Dry skin can crack and infections can occur. Proper toenail care is also essential because discolored and ingrown toenails are not attractive and can be painful. Avoid paying for professional pedicures and learn how to get and maintain healthy, pretty feet right at home. Pull cuticles backward. You should avoid trimming the toenail cuticles. You can push the cuticles back instead; there are specially designed cuticle sticks which you can use to push it back gently. The fact that patients may be self treating these problems with a glorified cheese grater is downright scary! Most people experience rough dry skin because of improper shoe gear. This problem is easy to treat with specific lotions, stones and a change in shoes. The dry dead skin should be sloughed off to remove the dead skin and not any of the live, healthy skin underneath. Imagine if you had an old piece of furniture and the paint was chipping off. To remove the paint but save the chair, you would use a sander to just take off the top damaged layer. Each night before going to sleep, soak your feet in a half and half mixture of mineral oil and lukewarm water (hot water dries the skin). Soak for 10 minutes. After soaking, massage the mixture that remains on the feet into the skin. (The same solution can be used for a few days). Put on clean soaks or, for an added benefit, put on a pair of our Gel Dry Skin Therapy Socks (see above). If pain becomes worse, if you have open sores, or if you think that you may have an infection, visit your doctor immediately. Ingenious? Yes. Sexy? Not in the slightest. Hard, calloused feet that are the audible equivalents to tap shoes as you walk barefoot on hardwood floor are immediate boner killers. Just so everybody knows the baby-voiced “Can you carry me?” to Dude when needing to travel from living to bedroom isn’t me being a stupid slut brat, it’s simply a ruse to conceal my cripplingly embarrassing and loud foot callouses - a clever one at that. (I find socks, especially the fluffy variety, to be far too confining.) You’ll lock yourself in your room peeling and peeling, each new flake of separated dead skin just shrieking with derision! Corns and calluses are caused by pressure when the bony parts of your feet rub against your shoes. Corns usually appear on the tops or sides of toes while calluses form on the soles of feet. Wearing shoes that fit better or using non-medicated pads may help. While bathing, gently rub the corn or callus with a washcloth or pumice stone to help reduce the size. To avoid infection, do not try to shave off the corn or callus. See your doctor, especially if you have diabetes or circulation problems. In-Grown Toe Nails – When nails grow inside the skin, the area can become very painful and lead to infection.