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Ingrown Corns On Sole Of Foot
Large corn on sole of foot had for 2 years and corns on 4th toe now suffering with shooting pains in toes. This is making my walking uncomfortable?
Hammered toe: Is the corn/callous on sole of foot under the 4th metatarsal? Iff so then you probally have a hammered toe of the 4th toe and the 4th metatarsal is plantarflexed causing the callous under the 4th met. You can have the corn and callous debrided or have surgery to correct problem. Also wear pads. ...Read more
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, he may have a foot deformity or other pathology. Lastly, see a podiatrist. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Corns: Corns are essentially focal areas of dry, thick, calloused skin. Otc corn pads use salicylic acid to dissolve them away. Also use of a foot file or pumice stone can help mechanically remove them. May want to see your doctor to make sure they are not plantar warts--they can resemble a corn. ...Read more
Not adbisable: You can soften them sand them off no knives and be careful they are hard to shave off without injury even in trained hands you can see a podiatrist wear looser shoes. ...Read more
Corns on feet: Corns are a sign of excessive pressure on certain parts of the foot. It may have to do with the type of shoes you are wearing, the bone structure of the foot and whether sensation in your feet works properly. Corns can be painful. These need an evaluation by a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon to determine cause. Also, plantar warts can look like corns. Please see your dr. For evaluation. ...Read more
Variety of ways: Corns can be formed from several different reasons. I recommend seeing a podiatrist who can help with different treatment options including prescription ointments to custom orthotics. Don't let them go to long without care, they can lead to ulcers. Conservative care include avoiding tight shoes, pressure, friction. Topical creams can help soften but stay away from any medicated pads. ...Read more
Corns: Corns can be formed from several different reasons. Most common is from friction or increase pressure points. Make sure to evaluate your shoes. Old shoes need to be replaced. I recommend seeing a podiatrist who can help with different treatment options including prescription ointments to custom orthotics. Don't let them go to long without care, they can lead to ulcers. ...Read more
That is possible: Depending on pressure on foot.Get a more detailed answer ›
When should a person with corn on his foot stop applying salicylic acid? Or what are the sign of cure of corns on feet while using salicylic acid?
Corns: Corns are caused by a hammer toe and enlarged bone under the corn. Salicylic acid does not cure corns. In fact salicylic acid can burn the skin. If there is a severe vascular problem or neuropathy, the acid can burn through the skin and create an open sore and eventually could expose bone in people who have lost nerve sensation. Professional care is recommended. ...Read more
I have corns and calluses on my feet, and sometimes suffer from athletes foot. The sides of my feet are bright pink in colour and flaky, what is it?
I can't tell if I have a warts or corns. I have one on each foot on the outside edge about inch back from my little toe. How can I tell what it is?
Warts vs Corns: Get it evaluated by your doctor or a podiatrist. ...Read more
Is there any homeopathic medicine to cure foot corn I am having a foot corn under my foot thumb, I am applying corn/callous removers from last 1 month but its not helping, now from last one week I realized that some more small corns are coming up near
Lotion or surgery.: Corns and calluses occur because of pressure points. Surgery can fix this, but if you're not ready for that, trimming them down and regular use of lotion may soften them to the point they don't bother you. You can also try larger shoes that don't rub against the painful areas! Offloading orthotics can also help: see your podiatrist for casting. ...Read more
Pesky slivers: Wire slivers, more than wood, have a way of working their way out. That is good for you. Now watch for signs of redness or swelling. If concerned, see a professional. ...Read more
That depends: On cause of blister and medical history. For example if your diabetic - see a foot doc right away and don't tend to by yourself. If healthy and an isolated blister with a sterile instrument after skin cleansed you can pierce the roof to drain the liquid. Do not remove the blister just drain then apply bandage and allow to dry out. ...Read more
Sudden foot pain and numbness on sole of foot. Really painful, comes & goes over last 2 wks. Not diabetic. What could it be?
I have a toenail that always becomes ingrown, what can I do to prevent having to go to a foot specialist all the time (i can not afford it)?
Ingrown nail: Ingrown nails can affect the way you walk and if it's painful to wear shoes, it can affect your productivity at work or affect your lifestyle if you are a student. The best thing to try is to soak your foot in warm water and epsom salt 20 minutes. Apply betadine solution over the toe. Do both twice a day. Do not dig into the nail, it can get infected. Eventually you will have to see a podiatrist. ...Read more
I have a small, symmetrical appearing, mole on sole of foot but it is green in color. Is it normal 4a mole tobe green or is color smething concerning?
Get a biopsy....: It is not normal for a mole to be green. A simple biopsy will determine if it is anything to be more concerned about. ...Read more
Clear, itchy bump on sole of foot, only itchty when touched/rubbed. Water and heat have no effect. Has grown slightly over past years. Should I remove?
Plz no self-surgery: Have a foot dr or a dermatologist look at it while intact - easier to treat the cause then. ...Read more
Stitches out 7 weeks following injury to heel but despite physio still have pain up back of heel and sole of foot. Should I ignore or keep walking?
Don't ignore: Hard to say without more info about your injury and level of pain. Can take 6-12 months to heal a heel (pun intended). Early weightbearing and range of motion are important steps to recovery. That being said, it's probably a good idea to check in with the treating physician to ensure healing is progressing according to schedule. ...Read more
I had something that appeared to be an ingrown hair on my foot squeezed it but a few days later it became a wart like growth what could it be?
Watch and See.: It could most certainly be a wart like growth. There are many different types of these growths and most of them are completely harmless. If there is a concern, it is better to have it visually evaluated. ...Read more
24 f sore on sole of foot white with brownish/greyish specks hurts a bit what is this and how can I get rid of it, it's also a bit itchy?
Wart City.: Hard to tell without really seeing it. However, your description, sounds as though you may have a wart on your foot. This is a virus infection in the skin. To remove all doubt consult with a specialist for a diagnosis and treatment plan. There are many OTC ways to treat your problem, but, the diagnosis has to be confirmed. ...Read more