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Callus On Tip Of Toe
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
You can: Try a medium coarse file. I suggest you see a podiatrist.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
Podiatry: Most callouses can easily be treated by a foot specialist. Multiple oTC creams and lotions are avialble to be used to soften and then use a calolus file to smooth down the area.See 3 more doctor answers
My big toes bend inward from the middle of toe and seem to bend more as I get older with a callus on the side where it bends. Why is this?
Sounds like: You have a hallux interphalangeus. Part of it is genetics....the toe can be straightened. (This is a surgery but not a very big one)See 3 more doctor answers
I got a callous between my baby toe and the next toe, I've tried to scale it down but can't get all the way to it. It there anything I can do?
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.See 2 more doctor answers
I have calluses on both of my outer big toes and I would like them to be removed for good. How can I do this? I have had them for years.
You probably have a: Prominent MTP joint on the inside of your big toe or possibly an early bunion. Depending on the deformity you can have a complex bunion resection or a simple cheilectomy "bumpectomy". I would have a orthopaedist or foot specialist evaluate you to go through your options with you.See 1 more doctor answer
I have like a callous in between two of my toes. It hurts whenever it kind of bumps into something. This small hard part hits the flesh and it hurts.
Hammertoes: It's from enlarged portions of bone caused by the residual effects of your hammertoes. Conservative therapy such as trimming will help but surgery is the only way to correct them.See 2 more doctor answers
Reduce pressure: A callus is because the skin is being rubbed between a hard surface on the outside (like your shoe) and the bone on the inside. If you reduce this friction the callus will slowly disappear. Sometimes this is very difficult to do depending on where the callus is located. If there is a bone spur (bump of bone) under the callus it can sometimes be reduced by surgery.See 2 more doctor answers
Friction: Your toes most likely are rubbing in your shoes. Friction causes calluses.See 2 more doctor answers
Don't call-us a wart: The first thing that must be done is examine it closely and make sure that it isn't a wart in disguise. Warts can easily be mistaken for simple callous and subsequently go untreated. This delay time will allow the wart to spread and make resolution more involved. Having it examined by a doctor who treats warts, can easily make the distinction and proceed with the appropriate treatment options.
You can file them: With an emory board. You can get a pedicure or see a podiatrist who will explain why you are getting it and offer possible solutions so they don't come back.
Pressure: Callouses develop when there is too much pressure and friction in the area of the foot. First par it down with a file. Then use spray deodorant (the armpit kind) to decrease sweat, this decreases friction. If that doesn't help, try otc inserts from a drug store to help off-load callus area. If fail, you may have a foot deformity or other pathology. Lastly, see a podiatrist. Hope that helps!See 1 more doctor answer
I have a callous on the inside of my baby toes. It hurts really bad. How did I get it? How do I get rid of it?
Ensure foot health: Before performing any treatments on your feet you will want to make sure that the neurovascular status is intact. This can be a concern particularly in diabetic patients. In this case, foot care may best be administered by a podiatrist. If you are otherwise in excellent health appropriate exfoliative treatments (mechanical, etc) may be used with attention to not damage the deeper layers of the ski.See 1 more doctor answer
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