A 77-year-old female asked:
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i'm a 77 year old female. my left great toe has lots of calluson the outer side. this is mostly numb, but sometimes it burns. i use a pumas sometimes but it burns afterwards.what should i do?

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Dr. Richard Sheppeck
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
?neuropathy: Recurrent callouses on any part of the foot indicates a problem of repetative trauma. Could be due to neuropathy, skeletal/joint deformity or ill fitting shoes. I would point this out to your physician and see about seeing a podiatrist, who can evaluate your foot and your shoes to see where the problem is. You are correct to try and keep the callous soft.
Answered on Sep 21, 2015
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Are you Diabetic?: If yes leave skin trimming to podiatrist. Burning could be related to many things and extra skin is likely due to excess bone under skin. See podiatrist.
Answered on Sep 16, 2013
Dr. Vadim Glukh
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Evaluate: This could be due to the limited range of motion in the great toe joint, among many.
Answered on Sep 26, 2013

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