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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
19 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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Change to sandals if callus on toe from shoes?

Change to sandals if callus on toe from shoes?

Depends on the cause: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repedetive 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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What can I do to get rid of a pinky toe corn/callus?

What can I do to get rid of a pinky toe corn/callus?

Conservative: Treatment rendered by a podiatrist would consist of trimming the corn/callous away. Smart shoe selection and possibly paddings to protect the tow would help prevent reformation. Finally, surgery if possible is very practical for this condition as it will fix the problem permenately, and allow you to wear most shoes without a problem. ...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?

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. ...Read more

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I have two bumps/calluses on top of my big toes on both feet. What's the cause for this? How do I remove it? They don't hurt but they are sticking out

Corns/calluses: Often these come from consistent rubbing over time. Check the shoes you frequently wear for contact areas which match up with these. There are OTC treatments from abrasion techniques to cushions. Best to see the professional -- the Podiatrist for accurate diagnosis and treatment options. You will be glad you did. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I get a strange calluses on the tops of my big toes.?

I get a strange calluses on the tops of my big toes.?

Warts: Calluses are usually due to excessive pressure against a particular bone. Calluses on top of the big toes may be due to the toes rubbing against the shoes or they may be warts. If they are "strange" and have little black dots in them, then they are probably warts. You can get them evaluated and treated by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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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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How do I remove a painful callus underneath my toe?

You can: Try a medium coarse file. I suggest you see a podiatrist. ...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?

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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What are the pressure areas of toes? And how do you get rid of calluses?

Avoid Tight shoes: Calluses and corns are areas of thick, hardened, dead skin. They form to protect the skin and structures under the skin from pressure, friction, and injury. They may appear grayish or yellowish, be less sensitive to the touch than surrounding skin, and feel bumpy. Calluses on the hands and feet of an active person are normal. Calluses and corns become a problem when they grow large enough to cause. ...Read more

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What would cause a hard callous type of bump, on top of the PIP finger joint?

What would cause a hard callous type of bump, on top of the PIP finger joint?

Callous PIP finger: I would suspect using something like scissors in your work or hobby. Can do 2nd opinion and you can send pictures and we can talk to figure out what it is. ...Read more

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Popped blister on big toe side. Now its hard almost like callous. Been about 5 days now. Is this normal? Not painful really.

Popped blister on big toe side. Now its hard almost like callous. Been about 5 days now. Is this normal? Not painful really.

Callosity: A blister is from acute friction. A callosity, the hard part, is from chronic friction. Check your footwear. Check the size against a Bannock device found in most shoe stores and get a pair the is IMMEDIATELY comfortable. Don't worry about length of shoe by feeling where your toe are. I would guess your shoe was too narrow. ...Read more

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Any permanent way to get rid of a callous at the base of the big toe. Really painful and keeps coming back after being scraped.

Not permanent, but..: Callosity is simply the body's way of protecting itself from continuing trauma by building up excess tissue at the area of trauma. Scraping can certainly reduce this build up, but it is a dynamic process and will return over time. Consider adding ammonium lactate lotion to slow the growth. It works by increasing the amount of moisture in the skin and dissolving aggregated skin cells. ...Read more

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I used an over the counter corn pad on my toe which had a sensitive callus and now it has gotten much worse and swollen. How can I heal my skin?

I used an over the counter corn pad on my toe which had a sensitive callus and now it has gotten much worse and swollen. How can I heal my skin?

You likely gave your: Self an infection. Those medications are dangerous. You may need an antibiotic. Stop putting the medicate on they usually contain acid and your burning your skin and making the issue worse if there is acid present. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe calluses on the top my toes and was wondering how to get rid of them? I cut off the dead skin every so often but it always comes back

I have severe calluses on the top my toes and was wondering how to get rid of them? I cut off the dead skin every so often but it always comes back

Toe callus: Most of the time, calluses are due to friction and pressure from the toes against your shoes. You can keep trimming off the callus skin but on until the pressure is removed, it will keep growing back. He may want to try something to relieve the pressure or consider possible surgery to fix any deformity within the toe itself. ...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


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