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How to remove callous from the bottom of my feet?

How to remove callous from the bottom of my feet?

Scrape or sand.: If very thick you can use a sharp blade to shave this down to pain. If relatively thin there are a number of devices one can purchase at the beauty supply store. Some look like microplane cheese graters and others like coarse blocks of sandpaper. ...Read more

Callous (Definition)

Callus is a noun meaning a localized thickening of the skin, and a verb meaning to form that skin thickening (especially on the palm of a hand or the sole of a foot, caused by repeated pressure or friction). Callous has a meaning related to callus, but callous is not used to describe skin. As an adjective, it means toughened or unfeeling. As a verb, it means to make or ...Read more


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How can I get rid of a callous on the bottom of my foot.?

How can I get rid of a callous on the bottom of my foot.?

Callus: A painful callus can arise over areas of increased friction or pressure. Try to offload the painful area with some type of over the counter padding. Also, topical therapies that contain urea or salycilic acid can be helpful to thin out the thickened callus. ...Read more

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Toes on 1foot go red, numb, hot and tingly when standing in the afternoon. I have slipped disc L4/L5. Also have callous on bottom of foot.?

Toes on 1foot go red, numb, hot and tingly when standing in the afternoon. I have slipped disc L4/L5. Also have callous on bottom of foot.?

Unrelated: Slipped disc at L4/5 can cause numb and tingly toes is the disc is compressing a nerve. It does not cause red and hot toes. A slipped disc compressing a nerve also tends to cause radiating pain, numbness and tingling and not typically only symptoms in the toes only. Callouses on the bottom of foot is certainly not related to the slipped disc at L4/5. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure corn/callous on foot help?

What's a good way to cure corn/callous on foot help?

Corns/callus: Try removing any added stress in those areas. Padding can be helpful along with changes in footwear. Evaluation by a podiatrist would be beneficial. ...Read more

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How do I treat corns/ callous under my feet?

How do I treat corns/ callous under my feet?

Severall things: First get some very good shoes and ones the right size and with very good support. Next, treat the corn and calluses with softening agents and wear padding over the areas in question. Next use an apporpriate emory, rasp, drimmel, or other device to pare, currette or file down the hard lesions. You may need special orthotics and to see a foot/ankle orthopedist or podiatrist. Correct defects. ...Read more

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My husband has developed knots on the soles of his feet, and several hard white callous like growths on his palms. What could be going on?

My husband has developed knots on the soles of his feet, and several hard white callous like growths on his palms. What could be going on?

May be corns, warts: A person with firm bumps on the soles most commonly has corns or warts. Corns are thickened skin areas, but warts are thickened areas with distorted "fingerprint" lines due to virus infection of the skin cells. A dermatologist or primary doctor should evaluate. On the palms, calluses (which are similar to corns) form if a person is getting pressure or friction repeatedly on certain palmar areas. ...Read more

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Treated callous with ointment and wrap foot with gald wrap. Then started to get pain under ball of foot. 1year pain still very bad. Damage to nerve?

Treated callous with ointment and wrap foot with gald wrap. Then started to get pain under ball of foot. 1year pain still very bad. Damage to nerve?

Possible nerve: Nerve injuries tends to occur when standing and sitting and can be described as "tingly or burning." If your pain is only when your standing you may have injured one of the small bones under the ball of your foot called "sesamoids." ...Read more

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There is a hard lump in the callous of the ball of my foot, what is this?

There is a hard lump in the callous of the ball of my foot, what is this?

Intractable plantar: Some calluses which are very thick are called intractable plantar keratosis (ipk). Ipk's are discrete, focused calluses usually found on the ball of the foot. They can be shaved down by a foot doctor but will return in time. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a foot ulcer or callous?

How do I know if I have a foot ulcer or callous?

If unsure: I would see a podiatrist. They can yell the difference and better yet, they can treat it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me a foot file/stone/etc and a callous removing lotion?

Can you tell me a foot file/stone/etc and a callous removing lotion?

A pumice stone: Or an emory board can be used to file. You can do this aft a bath or shower, any moisturizer should work after the filing is complete. ...Read more

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How do I permanently get rid of the callous on my inner feet? I've had them for years and pumiced daily for the past year. Why won't they go away?

How do I permanently get rid of the callous on my inner feet? I've had them for years and pumiced daily for the past year. Why won't they go away?

Oftentimes people: Use terminology that others don't understand. "inner feet" is a confusing term. Assuming your diagnosis of callous is correct, they are caused by friction and usually are under a bony prominence or region of pressure. Hence, if the etiology is removed then the issue may be solved. If I knew precisely the region in question I could give a more exact answer. ...Read more

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I have this bump on my callous of my left foot, it feels hard like I have a rock under my skin. I have been googling things it could be. Please help me!

I have this bump on my callous of my left foot, it feels hard like I have a rock under my skin. I have been googling things it could be. Please help me!

IPK?: An intractable plantar keratosis (ipk) is a discrete, focused callus, usually about 1 cm, on the plantar aspect of the forefoot which typically occur beneath one or more metatarsal heads or under another area of pressure. ...Read more

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My heels/side of my feet are a really really dark color I scrape & peel off the dead skin/callous nothing works it started since I been wearing hills.

My heels/side of my feet are a really really dark color I scrape & peel off the dead skin/callous nothing works it started since I been wearing hills.

Wearing high heels: If wearing shoes, especially womens dress heels barefooted, you can create a lot of friction from motion of feet in shoes. If you wear hosiery it will likely help. Also, daily footcare using exfoliating creams/soaps/lotions and/or pumice stonehi can help remove surface layers of builtup callus and keep skin soft and more elastic. ...Read more

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I have a painful callous under my foot. Everytime I walk it hurts. My doctor tried to freeze it and remove it but it came right back. I need advice?

Freezing not a cure: Callouses are caused by excess pressure. The best way to deal with painful callouses is custom orthotics- and occassional debridement (scraping) the callous by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a sore callous on my foot. What can I do about this? It is painful to walk on.

I have a sore callous on my foot. What can I do about this? It is painful to walk on.

See a podiatrist: Who could trim or reduce it, pad around it, offer you a biomechanical evaluation which could possibly help prevent fast regrow th by off weighting that particular spot, they would also ensure its not infected. ...Read more

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Is there any homeopathic medicine to cure foot corn I am having a foot corn under my foot thumb, I am applying corn/callous removers from last 1 month but its not helping, now from last one week I realized that some more small corns are coming up near

Is there any homeopathic medicine to cure foot corn I am having a foot corn under my foot thumb, I am applying corn/callous removers from last 1 month but its not helping, now from last one week I realized that some more small corns are coming up near

Lotion or surgery.: Corns and calluses occur because of pressure points. Surgery can fix this, but if you're not ready for that, trimming them down and regular use of lotion may soften them to the point they don't bother you. You can also try larger shoes that don't rub against the painful areas! Offloading orthotics can also help: see your podiatrist for casting. ...Read more

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Toes on left foot go red when standing in warm weather. Goes away when elevated. Also middle toes tingle.2cm callous on foot near toes

Toes on left foot go red when standing in warm weather. Goes away when elevated. Also middle toes tingle.2cm callous on foot near toes

Vascular issue: This is not completely clear. This sounds vascular, and I suspect more likely arterial or venous. Your description does not help clarify the distinction. Things to consider is the fact that you're on estrogen, which can have vascular affects and can't even come what times, but I'm not ready to make that diagnosis. You can ask your position whether this can be related to your Crohn's or the therapy ...Read more

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Mature female -flat feet; bunions no diabetes has round growth top rt. 2nd hammertoe. RN says a callous. Cyst? Bothersome. Removable?

Mature female -flat feet; bunions no diabetes has round growth top rt. 2nd hammertoe. RN says a callous. Cyst? Bothersome. Removable?

Yes, it is removable: You have options to get relief. The callus may be such that it can just be pared down, padded etc to give temporary relief. Permanent relief will probably require surgery but the procedure is relatively simple and worth doing especially if you are active. ...Read more

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I've noticed that the heel of my feet are turning the color of my skin tone. I am dark brown. And I have a sore that looks like a callous that has a h?

I've noticed that the heel of my feet are turning the color of my skin tone. I am dark brown. And I have a sore that looks like a callous that has a h?

Foreign body: If the callosity is coming to a head, you have a foreign body that is being extruded. If the "callus" id painful and on the sole, it would be a plantar wart. This needs careful removal of all the thick dead skin until you can see tipping dot in the middle. While the core is exposed let a dermatologist freeze it with liquid N2. Not concerned about the pigmentation. Brown is beautiful!! ...Read more

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What treatments are used for irritated nerve in foot. Was wrapping my foot with gald wrap for callous 1year ago. Foot still sore, what can I do at hom?

What treatments are used for irritated nerve in foot. Was wrapping my foot with gald wrap for callous 1year ago. Foot still sore, what can I do at hom?

Epsom salt: You could try Epsom Salt soaks. Epsom salt contains Magnesium which is a natural anti-inflammatory. One cup salt per gallon of water for 30min once or twice daily until you feel better. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a deep callous on my foot pad beneath my right pinky toe. It is painful to walk on and sensitive. Has been 3 weeks. Any tips?

I have what seems to be a deep callous on my foot pad beneath my right pinky toe. It is painful to walk on and sensitive. Has been 3 weeks. Any tips?

Remove callus.: Try using utterbalm under occlusion to soften callus, warm water soaks followed by pumice stone will help remove callus. Be sure to wear supportive shoes with arch supports. If problem continues then see a podiatrist to help diagnose and treat the problem. ...Read more