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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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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.

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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. Glenn Aufseeser Dr. Aufseeser
Podiatry
5 years in practice
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

Dr. Stuart Plotkin Dr. Plotkin
Podiatry
38 years in practice
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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.

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Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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I had a callus on my foot that I peeled and it has spread over the bottom of my foot. Its dry and painful with cracks and splits. Will gold bond heal?

I had a callus on my foot that I peeled and it has spread over the bottom of my foot. Its dry and painful with cracks and splits. Will gold bond heal?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Your dermatologist can give you a better treatment than gold bond.

Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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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.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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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....

Dr. Jerry Miles Dr. Miles
Podiatry
22 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Paul Zimmerman Dr. Zimmerman
Podiatry
24 years in practice
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
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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...

Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla Dr. Kuruvilla
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Janet Kail Dr. Kail
Podiatry
24 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Jonathan Posner Dr. Posner
Podiatry
23 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Rowlin Lichter Dr. Lichter
Orthopedic Surgery
68 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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!!

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho Dr. Isiorho
Podiatry
4 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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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!

Dr. Ronald Oberman Dr. Oberman
Podiatry
27 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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How to get rid of foot calluses?

How to get rid of foot calluses?

You can see a: Pedicurist or see a foot doctor who might review biomechanical aspects and suggest an orthotic.

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