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Callus On Bottom Of Toe
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
A painful callous on bottom of pinky toe I've clipped off with sterile nail clippers numerous times over the years painful when it returns?
I have calluses on the bottom of both of my big toes, no matter what shoes i run in(even with out any) i still get them, now one of them is getting pa?
See a podiatrist...: These calluses may be related to a biomechanical condition called hallux limitus. If the big toe can't bend "up" during activities as much as it should, more pressure will be placed at the bottom of the big toe causing calluses. There MAY also be a small "extra" bone (a sesamoid bone) at the bottom of the joint. An x-ray will tell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 year old has white round callous skin patch on bottom of big toe & center feels tough. Ulcer? Feet tingle frequently. Diabetic?
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
Toe callus: Callus are caused from pressure and shear forces and this is very common on the toes and prominent areas of the feet from shoe pressure. Hammer toes and bunions make shoe selection much harder as they will callus and can even ulcerate due to the increased pressure. Your local podiatrist can quickly get to the bottom of this for you. Good luck. ...Read more
Warts: Calluses are usually due to excessive pressure against a particular bone. Calluses on top of the big toes may be due to the toes rubbing against the shoes or they may be warts. If they are "strange" and have little black dots in them, then they are probably warts. You can get them evaluated and treated by a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often...: It doesn't always, but many times it can be painful. See a podiatrist for a trimming, but there also may be a very simple surgical procedure to correct it permanently. ...Read more
Have it evaluated.: Some causes of callus formation include: friction, pressure, repetitive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Other conditions such as warts, which result from a viral infection may be confused with calluses. Have it evaluated in order to identify the cause. The underlying cause should be addressed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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