Clavus or fisheye can be prevented by using shoes and socks that fit the size of the foot. Fisheye or in the medical language called clavus is the occurrence of skin thickening due to pressure and frictional force. Large skin thickening of the clavus can cause chronic pain especially on the forefoot. Fisheye generally grow on the front of the soles of the feet.
Signs and symptoms of fisheye?
The occurrence of fisheye or clavus is characterized by several changes to the skin such as:
- Thick and rough skin layers
- A hardened and protruded lump
- Feel pain in the skin
- Clavus-covered skin becomes dry
What is the cause of clavus?
Pressure and friction from repetitive activity causes the growth of clavus (fisheye). Some sources of pressure and friction that occur such as:
- Using shoes of inappropriate size. Using tight shoes and high heels can press the legs. Using loose shoes can cause legs repeatedly to shift and rub against shoes.
- Wearing shoes or sandals without socks can cause friction on the feet. Socks that do not fit the size of feet can also cause problems.
- Using tools or hand tools can also cause clavus.
- Foot deformities such as in rheumatoid arthritis patients may have a higher risk of having clavus.
- Repetitive movements can also cause of clavus.
How to prevent the occurrence of fisheye?
Some of the following ways can prevent the occurrence of fisheye, such as:
- Use shoes that fit the size and make sure to use shoes where the fingers can still be moved.
- Use a pad on the shoe to keep the foot from rubbing directly with a shoe or sandal.
- Use gloves when working with tools that should be held by hand.
- If the clavus is formed due to an abnormal foot shape then you can order shoes that are adjusted to the shape of the foot.
- Use socks to avoid friction.
- Use a skin moisturizer to help the skin
- stay moist.
- Use shoes or socks that are comfortable and fit the size of the foot.
How to overcome the fisheye?
To help with eye treatment can be done using appropriate shoe sizes, using pads on footwear, and using socks. However, if the fisheye (clavus) causes pain then it can be done therapy such as:
- Medical measures such as cutting off the excess thickened skin with the help of a doctor.
- Using fisheye medication (clavus) containing salicylic acid.
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