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Callus On Top Of Big Toe
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
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetic?: If diabetic see doctor right away. If not, likely due to friction from ill fitting shoes or a boney growth. Get it checked by podiatrist. ...Read more
Stubbed pinky toe. Bruise on top; side & bottom of foot -- at joint of foot bone meets pinky toe. Hurts walking barefoot on hard surface. Broken?
Get an X-ray : To find out....I'd lean towards likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps it is: An infected ingrown toenail? Hard to tell without seeing. ...Read more
Why would foot burn at top of foot over big toe into top side of foot? Have an arthritic "hook" in ball of foot b/t big toe/next toe
Ingrown Nail: If the pain is at the edge of the toenail, this could be a classic ingrown nail. This can also become red and swollen in time. An ingrown nail can be removed. Another possible condition could be a bone deformity if the pain is closer to the joints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There's an indentation across the middle of the nail on my big toe and a one in the corner of my other big toe?
Many reasons: There are many reasons for indentations and lines on the nails, but the most common cause is trauma. Injuring the nail bed especially at the base of the nail can cause temporary and permanent ridges or indentations. I recommend you see a podiatrist to have them evaluated if they are not improving. ...Read more
There is some swelling under my toe nail on the big toe. At times puss comes from the swollen area on top of the nail. Help?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've got rough patches of skin on both sides of my big toes and on the side of my little toe on my right foot. Is this a callus?
Sounds like it: You can file it with an emory board. ...Read more
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