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Do heel spurs bruise the heel?

Do heel spurs bruise the heel?

Heel spurs: Heel spurs do not bruise the heel. But you can bruise the heel spur. Heel spurs normally hurt as the soft tissue attachment and around the spur becomes inflamed. If you step on something hard and bruise the heel if can set up pain at the heel spur. Your local podiatrist can help you. ...Read more

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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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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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Thickening nail on the foot?

Thickening nail on the foot?

Fungus or trauma: Thickening of the nails is either from a fungus, repetitive trauma to the nail, or both (i.e. Repetitive trauma creates opportunity for fungus to get under the nail). Go see a podiatrist, who can take a sample of your nail and send it as a biopsy to find out if it has a fungus. Then you can start appropriate 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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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

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Change to sandals if callus on toe from shoes?

Change to sandals if callus on toe from shoes?

Depends on the cause: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repedetive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Will a bone spur on heel go away on it's own?

Will a bone spur on heel go away on it's own?

No: A heel spur is a bone deformation of the heel seen in apron. 30 % of people over 50y/o. It can not go away unless it is cut out. ...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?

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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Broke big toe on 8/12. Detached toenail. Skin is falling off in sheets from ALL toes on the foot. No cast. Walking boot,now surgical shoe. Why?

Broke big toe on 8/12. Detached toenail. Skin is falling off in sheets from ALL toes on the foot. No cast. Walking boot,now surgical shoe. Why?

Quit Sloughing off.: Skin sloughing, particularly after a period of immobilization and departure from one's daily bathing routine, is almost a given when the immobilization and swelling end. Layers of dead skin cells that are normally sloughed during one's daily routine have piled up and are revealed as these skin "sheets". One can only imagine how much skin is shedded daily by your body daily. ...Read more

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Can walking on calloused feet cause foot ulcers?

Can walking on calloused feet cause foot ulcers?

Yes: The same risk factors for ulcers in non-calloused foot apply in callused feet. Callouses are not necessarily protective. ...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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Blister on foot sole from boot, what to do?

Blister on foot sole from boot, what to do?

With a sterile: Instrument i would pierce the blister just through the roof to allow the contents to ooze out. I would not remove the roof. I would cleanse the skin first. I would not attempt this if you are diabetic or were immunocompromised without a foot doctors involvement. ...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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Bone spur on a finger? I thought only heels got spurs?

Bone spur on a finger? I thought only heels got spurs?

Likely bony spur.: Bony spurs develop as one gets older, from wear and tear on joints, etc. These are bony projections that form along joint margins. This can also happen in the neck and spinal column. Spurs can also appear on the feet, along toes, the heel, as well as on the hands. In extreme cases bone spurs have grown along a person's entire skeletal structure. They're important since they can be near nerves. ...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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I have a plantar calcaneal spur on the left foot. Treatment options?

I have a plantar calcaneal spur on the  left foot. Treatment options?

Depends on symptoms: Many people have calcaneal spurs that are asymptomatic. Others have a lot of pain. Generally it is not the spur that is the problem, but inflammation from pull of the ligaments/tendons in the area. Heel spurs generally are on bottom of heel and sometimes back of heel. Surgery is a last resort for heel spurs. See a podiatrist and discuss options if you are having pain in area of the spur(s). ...Read more

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Can plantar fasciitis of the heels also hurt your knees?

Can plantar fasciitis of the heels also hurt your knees?

Yes.: Whenever you have pain at one level of your body, you tend to compensate by changing your gait to decrease the load on the painful part. This can put more stress on your knees. ...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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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