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Dr. Naresh Rao
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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How to heal my calluses on my knuckles?

Dr. Naresh Rao
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
19 years in practice
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How to heal my calluses on my knuckles?

Sure it's calluses?: Callus formation is typically due to chronic mechanical pressure on an area of skin. Be sure of the diagnosis with your physician. It may be warts or other skin conditions that can mimic callouses. For calluses filing down the dead layer of skin after soaking them in warm water with epsom salts works well and should not cause any pain. ...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


Dr. Payam Rafat
Board Certified, Podiatry
17 years in practice
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How to get rid of callus on thumb knuckle?

Dr. Payam Rafat
Board Certified, Podiatry
17 years in practice
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How to get rid of callus on thumb knuckle?

Depends on the cause: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: viral infections (warts), 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. 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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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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Dr. Marc Sorkin
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Small circular bump on big toe, between distal knuckle and toenail. Not callused, fresh skin, sensation throughout. Not at all painful or bothersome.

Dr. Marc Sorkin
Board Certified, Dermatology
42 years in practice
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Small circular bump on big toe, between distal knuckle and toenail. Not callused, fresh skin, sensation throughout. Not at all painful or bothersome.

Most likely benign: This lesion most likely is a viral wart, or other benign lesion, but should be removed +/- a microscopic tissue diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
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I'm getting drying and callusing on joints of skin (elbows, knuckles on hands and feet, etc).?

Dr. Steven Saunders
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
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I'm getting drying and callusing on joints of skin (elbows, knuckles on hands and feet, etc).?

Dry skin: Could be psoriasis or callus sing from repetitive use. Your doctor can tell. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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Taking humira for several months injection spot top of right thigh, also started nerve blocker started with a g. Noticed calluses on right hand.?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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Taking humira for several months injection spot top of right thigh, also started nerve blocker started with a g.   Noticed calluses on right hand.?

Callus from friction: Calluses form when there is friction or pressure on the skin. On the palms, calluses form after activities like using a hammer for construction, using a shovel for digging, playing tennis, etc... On the knuckles, calluses are unusual unless a person is hitting things with his fists, is crawling on his knuckles, etc... If there are calluses appearing for no reason, a doctor should examine them. ...Read more

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Explain the problems of calluses and corns.?

Dr. Morris Westfried
Board Certified, Dermatology
41 years in practice
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Explain the problems of calluses and corns.?

Pain, pressure: This is thickening of stratum corneum as protective mechanism for i'll fitting shoes or abnormal bone stricter. These can be thinned with blade but the underlying gait disturbance has to be addressed with padding, corrective footwear , or surgery by a podiatrist if necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Libby Putnam
Board Certified, Podiatry
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What is the difference between calluses or corns?

Dr. Libby Putnam
Board Certified, Podiatry
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What is the difference between calluses or corns?

Not much.: Neither term is a technical term. "corns" are usually what people call the soft calluses that develop on toes, while "calluses" usually refer to the thick skin on the sole of the foot. This thick skin can be diffuse and wide-spread, or have a core or nucleus to it. All usually occur due to pressure or friction; very occasionally trauma or a plugged sweat gland can be a component. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
13 years in practice
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My sister says she has calluses and corns. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Dr. Carlo Contreras
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
13 years in practice
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My sister says she has calluses and corns. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Yes: It tends to be common in families but there is no specific gene. It also has to do with what kind of shoes you wear. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
39 years in practice
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Is there a difference between a corn and a callus?

Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
39 years in practice
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Is there a difference between a corn and a callus?

Not much: The terms "corn" and "callus" can be used interchangeably, but podiatrists use "callus" to describe a buildup of skin on the bottom of the foot or heel, and "corn" to describe a callus that forms on a toe. ...Read more

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