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Dr. Jason Rubin
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Toe Joint Callus (Overview)

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.


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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

Dr. Jason Rubin
15 doctors shared insights

Toe Joint Callus (Overview)

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.


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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

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Treating Bunions, Calluses & Corns (Checklist)

Wear properly fitted shoes
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Try a bunion splint to reduce joint pressure
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See a podiatrist
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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 is the best cure for callus on your toes?

What is the best cure for callus on your toes?

Best cure: Is to prevent or stop whatever forces are causing the callus to form: ie, poor fitting shoes, deformity or poor biomechanics. ...Read more

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Best way to remove callus on toe?

Best way to remove callus on toe?

Depends: If t he thick, hard skin is on the bottom or top of the toe try a good lotion to smooth it or use a pumice stone th remove some of the skin layers. ...Read more

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What could be causing a callus on toes from shoes?

What could be causing a callus on toes from shoes?

Friction: Your toes most likely are rubbing in your shoes. Friction causes calluses. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of scars/calluses on my toes?

What are ways to get rid of scars/calluses on my  toes?

Ensure foot health: Before performing any treatments on your feet you will want to make sure that the neurovascular status is intact. This can be a concern particularly in diabetic patients. In this case, foot care may best be administered by a podiatrist. If you are otherwise in excellent health appropriate exfoliative treatments (mechanical, etc) may be used with attention to not damage the deeper layers of the ski. ...Read more

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Calluses on toes hurt. Can there be blister underneath?

Yes: Or more commonly, slight bleeding and bruising of the soft tissues under the callus tissue can cause a lot of pain. See a podiatrist to get relief. ...Read more

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What could cause wollen joints, and calluses/bumps on fingers?

What could cause wollen joints, and calluses/bumps on fingers?

Many possibilities: Joint swelling is a sign of inflammation. If chronic , it can be related to a systemic cause such as autoimmune disorders (lupus), or age-related degenerative cause (osteoarthritis). If is is self-limited, a minor injury may be the cause. Calluses are caused by chronic pressure. "bumps" could be anything but may indicate chronic joint disease. See your physician for evaluation. ...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


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