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I have a callus in the sole of my foot. I have been with it for 2 and a half years. It is not painful and it doesn't bother me. How should I treat it?

I have a callus in the sole of my foot. I have been with it for 2 and a half years. It is not painful and it doesn't bother me. How should I treat it?

I would see: A foot doctor who can confirm that is all it is and could remove it and explain to you why it was there from a biomechanical perspective. ...Read more

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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I've developed a 3cm callus-like growth on the interior arch of my left foot. It feels like a callus, and isn't painful. What is it?

I've developed a 3cm callus-like growth on the interior arch of my left foot. It feels like a callus, and isn't painful. What is it?

Lesion: The only way to know for sure would be to take a biopsy of the lesion and sent it for analysis. Aside from calluses, plantar warts are commonly found on the foot and may have a similar appearance to a callus. A good test would be to squeeze the lesion from side to side. Calluses are painful on direct palpation where warts are painful when squeezed from the sides. Seeing a podiatrist could help. ...Read more

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I have a callus on each big toe and now one on the ball of my foot. They itch and become painful as they harden. What can I do to remove them?

I have a callus on each big toe and now one on the ball of my foot. They itch and become painful as they harden. What can I do to remove them?

Proper shoes and: Removal. You need to address the cause of these calluses first, it is likely to be your ill-fitting shoes. The calluses are result of pressure and friction. Once you address the offending shoes, you may consult the site given below for various options for removing the lesions. Http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-corns-calluses-treatment
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I have a painful callous under my foot. Everytime I walk it hurts. My doctor tried to freeze it and remove it but it came right back. I need advice?

Freezing not a cure: Callouses are caused by excess pressure. The best way to deal with painful callouses is custom orthotics- and occassional debridement (scraping) the callous by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a sore callous on my foot. What can I do about this? It is painful to walk on.

I have a sore callous on my foot. What can I do about this? It is painful to walk on.

See a podiatrist: Who could trim or reduce it, pad around it, offer you a biomechanical evaluation which could possibly help prevent fast regrow th by off weighting that particular spot, they would also ensure its not infected. ...Read more

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I have a hard protruding callus on my foot that makes it very painful to walk. Besides going to a foot doc what can I do?

I have a hard protruding callus on my foot that makes it very painful to walk. Besides going to a foot doc what can I do?

You need to make: Sure it is a callous and not something else. If its a callous and you are not diabetic you can attempt to remove it yourself or file it. A podiatrist would be able to do that painlessly for you though.... ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a deep callous on my foot pad beneath my right pinky toe. It is painful to walk on and sensitive. Has been 3 weeks. Any tips?

I have what seems to be a deep callous on my foot pad beneath my right pinky toe. It is painful to walk on and sensitive. Has been 3 weeks. Any tips?

Remove callus.: Try using utterbalm under occlusion to soften callus, warm water soaks followed by pumice stone will help remove callus. Be sure to wear supportive shoes with arch supports. If problem continues then see a podiatrist to help diagnose and treat the problem. ...Read more

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Calluses on heels of feet how do you remove them?

Moisturize..: Moisture your heels with lotion daily. Lotions with at least 20% urea will penetrate thicker skin. Also, you can check out heel sleeves that provide help with keeping moisture locked in when used with moisturizers. You could wear them at night. Medical pedicures may benefit you by having a professional remove the calluses for you. Wearing sandals and open-backed shoes also play a role... ...Read more

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How can I remove calluses from my feet and heels?

Calluses: Removing calluses can be performed by simple debrided via a sterile scalpel and burr. Also using chemical debrider agents such as urea can be a painless way of removing your calluses. ...Read more

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My heels/side of my feet are a really really dark color I scrape & peel off the dead skin/callous nothing works it started since I been wearing hills.

My heels/side of my feet are a really really dark color I scrape & peel off the dead skin/callous nothing works it started since I been wearing hills.

Wearing high heels: If wearing shoes, especially womens dress heels barefooted, you can create a lot of friction from motion of feet in shoes. If you wear hosiery it will likely help. Also, daily footcare using exfoliating creams/soaps/lotions and/or pumice stonehi can help remove surface layers of builtup callus and keep skin soft and more elastic. ...Read more

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I have calluses on bottom of heel on both feet it's very dark, no pain, very light smell, and itches every now & then what can I do?

I have calluses on bottom of heel on both feet it's very dark, no pain, very light smell, and itches every now & then what can I do?

See your foot doc: Sounds like you have hematomas, might be pre-ulcerative. Due to your discription I wouldn't attempt a home remedy. ...Read more

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I've noticed that the heel of my feet are turning the color of my skin tone. I am dark brown. And I have a sore that looks like a callous that has a h?

I've noticed that the heel of my feet are turning the color of my skin tone. I am dark brown. And I have a sore that looks like a callous that has a h?

Foreign body: If the callosity is coming to a head, you have a foreign body that is being extruded. If the "callus" id painful and on the sole, it would be a plantar wart. This needs careful removal of all the thick dead skin until you can see tipping dot in the middle. While the core is exposed let a dermatologist freeze it with liquid N2. Not concerned about the pigmentation. Brown is beautiful!! ...Read more

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How can I quickly cure calluses on foot?

How can I quickly cure calluses on foot?

Callus: Usually calluses are formed due to increased pressure. To get rid of them may involve orthotics, change in shoegear, or even potentially surgery. You can make them less painful with the use of moisturizers after getting your feet wet to the dry/callused areas. Or use of a pumice stone daily after getting your feet wet as well. I would not advise you take a razor to your feet! ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad foot calluses at 18 should I be worried?

Address cause: See Podiatrist. In addition to trimming/removing callus, the cause of these calluses can be detemined. Then perhaps they can be prevented. Often there id=s a biomechanical or structural cause. Dermatitis may also be present. ...Read more

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How to get rid of foot calluses?

How to get rid of foot calluses?

Get feet evaluated: Calluses are largely dependent on the shape of your foot and the way you walk; the type of shoes you wear also play a role. I would suggest having your feet evaluated by a Podiatrist; you may be a good candidate for custom orthotics. Regular visits to a Podiatrist-run foot spa, may also be beneficial to you. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a callous on the bottom of my foot.?

How can I get rid of a callous on the bottom of my foot.?

Callus: A painful callus can arise over areas of increased friction or pressure. Try to offload the painful area with some type of over the counter padding. Also, topical therapies that contain urea or salycilic acid can be helpful to thin out the thickened callus. ...Read more

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Can you tell me a foot file/stone/etc and a callous removing lotion?

Can you tell me a foot file/stone/etc and a callous removing lotion?

A pumice stone: Or an emory board can be used to file. You can do this aft a bath or shower, any moisturizer should work after the filing is complete. ...Read more

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There is a hard lump in the callous of the ball of my foot, what is this?

There is a hard lump in the callous of the ball of my foot, what is this?

Intractable plantar: Some calluses which are very thick are called intractable plantar keratosis (ipk). Ipk's are discrete, focused calluses usually found on the ball of the foot. They can be shaved down by a foot doctor but will return in time. ...Read more

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The term used to describe using a scalpel to reduce the foot callus is called paring!?

Yes: There are several names for that paring, trimming, and debriding are usually terms for the removal of callus tissue. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a callus on his foot. It has him in pain majority of the time. He wants to know what he should do to get rid of it.?

My boyfriend has a callus on his foot. It has him in pain majority of the time. He wants to know what he should do to get rid of it.?

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

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I had a dark brown spot under my foot and was very small and look like a callus but now I have like four more and was wondering what it can be?

Many things: The dark brown could indicate bleeding which happens when a wound is beneath a callus or within a wart. Any pigmented lesion should be examined by a doctor ...Read more

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How do u get a callus? Like how do they develop? I have what feels like a hard circle on the bottom of my foot I can feel the outline, is it a callus?

How do u get a callus? Like how do they develop? I have what feels like a hard circle on the bottom of my foot I can feel the outline, is it a callus?

2 B or not 2B callus: Could be a callus. They form from pressure on the skin. Some times shoes (or lack of them) may be the reason. You might consider a foreign body (sliver) or even a wart. These conditions can appear like a callus even to the most trained eye. Best to have a it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have this bump on my callous of my left foot, it feels hard like I have a rock under my skin. I have been googling things it could be. Please help me!

I have this bump on my callous of my left foot, it feels hard like I have a rock under my skin. I have been googling things it could be. Please help me!

IPK?: An intractable plantar keratosis (ipk) is a discrete, focused callus, usually about 1 cm, on the plantar aspect of the forefoot which typically occur beneath one or more metatarsal heads or under another area of pressure. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure corn/callous on foot help?

What's a good way to cure corn/callous on foot help?

Corns/callus: Try removing any added stress in those areas. Padding can be helpful along with changes in footwear. Evaluation by a podiatrist would be beneficial. ...Read more

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