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Little bumps forming on top of foot along toe tendons also big toe tendon inflammed?

Little bumps forming on top of foot along toe tendons also big toe tendon inflammed?

Cysts: The bumps along the tendons may be ganglion cysts which form from tendon sheaths that become inflamed. Anti inflammatory meds and rest can help ...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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Bump on top of foot?

Bump on top of foot?

Need info: A bump could be recent or long staking, it could be benign cyst, or the result of bruise. If it is discolored or painful it may be infection. Suggest you see doctor for proper diagmosis. ...Read more

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Pain and swelling on ball of foot under big toe in diabetic?

Pain and swelling on ball of foot under big toe in diabetic?

Any diabetic with : Foot pain warrants a in person exam as there is little room for misdiagnosis. You could have sesamoiditis, a stress fracture, tendonitis etc. Any possibility of a charcot foot must be considered. You make no mention of skin integrity and this must be examined as well. If you have neuropathy a foreign body should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Sneakers so tight on top of largest toenail rubbing on top of shoe!?

Sneakers so tight on top of largest toenail rubbing on top of shoe!?

Taller toebox: This problems has several causes. You could have big toe that is turned upwards at its last joint. This is many times secondary to your foot function. First, you need to make sure you are wearing the correct size, secondly, look for a shoe with a taller toebox to give the big toe more room and thirdly improving foot function with a foot support call be helpful. Dr. L. ...Read more

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Pain underside of foot and burning on underside of big toe left foot ?

Pain underside of foot and burning on underside of big toe left foot ?

Jogger's foot?: Entrapment of the medial plantar nerve in the longitudinal arch can cause burning heel pain, aching in the arch, and deficient sensation in the sole of the foot behind the great toe. Long distance valgus running may cause such a disorder in a jogger and the condition usually responds to conservative measures. See a sport medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Itchy blood blister on inside of toe. Athletes foot?

Itchy blood blister on inside of toe. Athletes foot?

Athletes foot : Typically does not cause a blood blister. It could cause a blister with clear fluid in it. It might be simply a blood blister from friction. ...Read more

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Pain on the side of my big toe? Corn? Bunion?

Pain on the side of my big toe? Corn? Bunion?

Different: If the pain is from hard skin, you have a corn or callus. Basically they are the same tissue, with a corn being more focal and a callus, more diffuse. A bunion is the boney enlargement where the big toe and the metatarsal behind it meet. The big toe is usually leaning toward the lesser toes. If the boney lump is on the toe itself, this is an exostosis. See a podiatrist for discussion of treatment. ...Read more

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What's a large plantar and dorsal calcanneal spurs on the foot?

What's a large plantar and dorsal calcanneal spurs on the foot?

Calcium build up: The heel bone can have spurs or bone build up in many areas but most commonly to the back of the heel and to the bottom of the heel. The spur on the bottom of the heel is not normally the source of pain but the plantar facsii that is attached to it can be inflamed. The spur to the back of the heel can frequently be very painful with standing, walking, shoes or even light pressure. ...Read more

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Is bony bump on top of foot ra?

Is bony bump on top of foot ra?

Not necessarily: There are many bumps that people develop on their feet. Many of these are from wear and tear arthritis. Sometimes bumps and other deformities are from systemic diseases such as RA (rheumatoid arthritis). See your podiatrist if you are having pain and issues with a bump on the foot. ...Read more

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Heel spur on back of foot &below back of foot. Achilles tendinitis visible bump on the side opposite of the ankle. Been years. Pains unbearable. Help?

Sick Achilles.: Your comments sound like the findings of a previous x-ray exam. I'm not sure what is meant by "bump on the opposite side of the ankle". If it is in the Achilles tendon, then extreme pain, could make sense. It sounds as though there is something amiss with your Achilles tendon. It would make sense to immobilize the ankle, and begin non-weight bearing until tendon imaging studies can be performed ...Read more

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Improper nail on right foot toe.

Improper nail on right foot toe.

Depends on the prob.: Some causes of nail conditions include trauma due to tight shoes, infection, and medication side effects. Get the nails inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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The bottom of my foot by my big toe hurts dead skin?

The bottom of my foot by my big toe hurts dead skin?

Big toe: If you have a lot of skin there, it could be a pressure point from you're gait. Paring this down with an insert is appropriate. That being said if it has a seedy appearance and bleeds very easily, it could be a wart. Check with a podiatrist for further care. ...Read more

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How to remove a callus on bottom of big toe?

How to remove a callus on bottom of big toe?

See a foot doctor: A foot doctor can give you a accurate diagnosis to determine if it is callus and can the debride it if necessary. ...Read more

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Can a corn be on the bottom of the foot hidden under 1 toe?

Can a corn be on the bottom of the foot hidden under 1 toe?

Yes and no: Corns are caused by pressure on bony prominences. This is possible if the corn is located on an area that gets lots of pressure. If the lesion is in the crease of the toe, it could be a wart instead. Warts are viral infections caused by puncture wounds. Warts are more painful than corns especially when compressed from side to side. Seek a foot specialist or dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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I have a marble size knot on the bottom of my foot at the ball of my foot by my small toe.

I have a marble size knot on the bottom of my foot at the ball of my foot by my small toe.

Any pain?: It is difficult to assess the lesion without a proper physical exam. Clues such as pain, swelling and visual characteristics of the lesion would help discern the etiology. See a doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

Callus (Definition)

A callus is an area of skin that has become toughened, thick, and hard as a result of repeated pressure, friction or other irritation. Most commonly found on the feet due to walking. Generally calluses are not harmful. Calluses can also form on the fingers due to use of writing utensils, musical instruments, or even rock climbing. They are formed by keratinocytes in the ...Read more