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A 25-year-old female asked:

what do callouses at the lower base of the pinky toe in the ball of the foot area mean?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Pressure : Callouses develop when there is too much pressure and friction in the area of the foot. You may have biomechanical overload laterally with a tight achilles heel cord. You'll need foot evaluation to receive a clearer picture.
Dr. Leslie Aufseeser
Podiatry 48 years experience
Imbalance: Probably the callus is under the fifth metatarsal head. There are many orthopedic foot conditions that can cause this. I would recommend an evaluation by a podiatrist. Treatment can be conservative with orthotics or possibly surgical.

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Last updated Oct 8, 2017

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