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What is the definition or description of: Toe joint callus?

What is the definition or description of: Toe joint callus?

Between a bone and..: A toe joint callus is an area of hardened or callused skin formation immediately over one of many joints formed by toe bones. The callus can be found on the top, bottom or either side of the toe. It is typically caused by pressure being applied to the skin's surface between the underlying bones and an overlying shoe, floor or even another toe. Left untreated, the callus can become a problem. ...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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Will I need to get callous surgery for a toe joint callus?

Will I need to get callous surgery for a toe joint callus?

If the callous: Is on top of the toe usually the toe is bending and your shoe rubs on it. If you decide to have surgery then the toe will get straightened. If between toes, often all that is needed is to remove the nub of bone hat protrudes. ...Read more

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What's the treatment an longterm medication for ankle bone spurs and big toe joint spur if there is pain an symptoms?

What's the treatment an longterm medication for ankle bone spurs and big toe joint spur if there is pain an symptoms?

Bone spurs: Having bone spurs on those joints usually means there is arthritis of those joints most likely from an injury since you are only 22 years old. Typical arthritis takes many more years to develop. O-T-C anti inflammatory medication may help. However, long term use is usually not recommended. There are some topical anti inflammatory meds that can be prescribed. Best to see your Foot Specialist. ...Read more

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Does pressing against my toe cause callus?

Does pressing against my toe cause callus?

Toe callus: Callus are caused from pressure and shear forces and this is very common on the toes and prominent areas of the feet from shoe pressure. Hammer toes and bunions make shoe selection much harder as they will callus and can even ulcerate due to the increased pressure. Your local podiatrist can quickly get to the bottom of this for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does a build up of callus in the toe cause pain to the toe?

Does a build up of callus in the toe cause pain to the toe?

Often...: It doesn't always, but many times it can be painful. See a podiatrist for a trimming, but there also may be a very simple surgical procedure to correct it permanently. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a callous on your toe?

How can you get rid of a callous on your toe?

Reduce pressure: A callus is because the skin is being rubbed between a hard surface on the outside(like your shoe) and the bone on the inside. If you reduce this friction the callus will slowly disappear. Sometimes this is very difficult to do depending on where the callus is located. If there is a bone spur(bump of bone) under the callus it can sometimes be reduced by surgery. ...Read more

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Calluses on sides of big toes, what to do to get rid of them?

Calluses on sides of big toes, what to do to get rid of them?

You can file them: With an emory board. You can get a pedicure or see a podiatrist who will explain why you are getting it and offer possible solutions so they don't come back. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of the calluses on my big toes?

Is there a good way to get rid of the calluses on my big toes?

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, you may have a foot deformity or other pathology. Lastly, see a podiatrist. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Rubin
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Toe Joint Callus (Definition)

A toe joint callus is an area of hardened or callused skin formation immediately over one of many joints formed by toe bones. The callus can be found on the top, bottom or either side of the toe. It is typically caused by pressure being applied to the skin's surface between the underlying bones and an overlying shoe, floor or even another toe. Left untreated, the callus ...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