A 34-year-old male asked:
i have a callus on the side of my right foot but it hurts like if i have a niddle or a stick inside it?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Luis Villaplana answered
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Fun fun fun!: I have the identical same thing. Triggered by a plantar wart. Over 12-15 yrs now. There's are treatments available. See a podiatrist please.
Answered on Nov 26, 2013
Dr. David Laha answered
37 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated: Callusing is usually secondary to mechanical pressure(something compressing the skin against bone). A foreign body is also a possibility. See your podiatrist for evaluation and treatment options.
Answered on Feb 9, 2017
Dr. Brandon Macy answered
40 years experience Podiatry
Painful calluses: There will often be a focal spot of increased pressure in a callus, usually over a bony prominence. This will be seen as a "deep spot" within the body of the callus and gets to be quite painful. Conservative care consists of reducing the callus; add an orthotic device with an accommodation to further reduce the pressure on the spot. Surgery sometimes to correct the underlying bone deformity.
Answered on Mar 19, 2013
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