Calluses are hard thickened areas of skin that can develop when skin is put under pressure or friction. Often a slight yellow color, not only are then uncomfortable they also are far from attractive to look or feel. Many of us suffer from them, but you don't need to put up with callused feet. You can treat and remove calluses in the comfort of your own home. We'll talk you through how in this review of the best callus removers around.
With each of our top three, hard callused skin is a thing of the past. We assessed each product by quality of performance, cost and ease of use. All three came out great!
Electric Callus Remover by Naressa
(4.7 out of 5.0 )
Powerful Electric Callus Remover Rechargeable - Best Micro-Pedi Electronic Foot File from Care me
(4.7 out of 5.0 )
Best Electric Callus Remover and Foot File by Treat my Feet
( 4.7 out of 5.0 )
There are of course professionals you can see to remove calluses for you. A podiatrist is a licensed physician and/or surgeon who specializes in evaluation and treatment of foot, ankle and lower leg problems. As well as callus removal, they can also treat bunions, heel spurs, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, warts and more. But if you only suffer with calluses, you should consider trying to treat them yourself. It's quick, easy and compared to the costs of visiting a foot doctor, extremely good value!
An alternative option to the podiatrist, is going to the salon for a pedicure. This is a great option, and definitely a treat. However, it suffers from similar downsides to the podiatrist option. Cost and convenience. On these counts you can't beat a callus remover. And that doesn't mean you can't also get a pedicure at the salon too!
Well, things are never simple. And there are quite a few different types of callus removers on the market. You'll notice our top three are all the same type; the electronic cordless file for feet. Our testers found these to be the best option for callus removal, but there are other types available. Take a look and see what you think.
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A word of warning though. If you have particularly hard or large calluses you may need to see a professional. Have a look below at our guide on when to seek medical attention for you callus.
Calluses are rarely painful, they usually develop of the soles of your feet, especially under the heels or balls, on your palms, or on your knees. Calluses vary in size and shape. If a callus becomes painful or inflamed you should seek medical attention. At all times, if you have diabetes or poor blood flow, call your doctor before self-treating a callus.
Painful calluses have various causes. On the ball of the foot they can be due to an abnormal alignment of the metatarsal bones. If a metatarsal bone is lower than the others (there are 5 in total), excessive weight is placed on this area of the foot causing a painful callous to form. In people with diabetes, these areas of excessive pressure may break down and form open sores or ulcerations. Initial treatment may be using orthotics to reduce pressure, and if this doesn't work surgery may be considered.
We've mentioned already that all of our top three are the same type of product. Quite simply, this is because these work the best. You won't go far wrong with any from our top 3, and really there is very little to choose between them.
Although performance was the same on this callus remover compared to the other two in our top three, this one came in top because it is rechargeable. From a convenience and cost point of view, this is a great feature and one that saw the callus remover from care me come out on top.
It works really well. You know when it is fully charged as the green light indicator lights up, and from there you have 40 minutes of use; more than enough with this powerful callus remover. Great power, great convenience and at the end, great smooth feet.
It isn't a big problem, and is understandable, but really to get the power this motor is capable of providing, you must ensure that the battery is fully charged each time you use the callus remover. It still works on a low battery, but not with the same oomph!
Our favourite thing about this callus remover is definitely how easy it is to use. A great ergonomic design makes using the callus remover anywhere you need it, a breeze.
Thorough exfoliation of feet and hands. Minimal pressure is needed to achieve smooth results thanks to the design of the rollers.
The only reason this product got pipped for top spot was the lack of a rechargeable element. This product takes AA batteries. They work fine, but this is a more expensive option and you do need to replace the batteries quite regularly for optimum power on the product.
Like the other two, this callus remover is definitely powerful enough to exfoliate dry, rough heels but also gentle enough to give you soft, silky feet.
Another great product. It works brilliantly, is easy to use and will give you the results you want. Lots of love about it and also comes with a risk-free lifetime guarantee.
As with our second placed choice, it was purely the lack of a rechargeable battery option that saw this product not in top spot. From a cost and convenience point of view, we prefer a rechargeable option.
If you're still reading this, and still need convincing then I'll give it one last shot! We all loved each of our top three, if you don't mind whether your batteries are rechargeable or not, we would recommend you just pick whichever callus remover happens to be cheapest. Prices vary all the time, and although at time of writing they were all very similarly priced this can change quickly. So whichever you go for, get one. You won't regret it!
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