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What is a bunyon on your foot? What causes it?

What is a bunyon on your foot? What causes it?

Bunion: A bunion (hallux abducto valgus) is a bony deformity of the great toe characterized by latral deviation of the great toe toward the second toe. This forms an abnormal bony bump at the base of the big toe and an enlargement of the big toe joint. This can be hereditary or from other disease e.g. Arthritis etc. ...Read more

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What could cause the big toe on your left foot to have a big bump on it that is hard as a rock?

What could cause the big toe on your left foot to have a big bump on it that is hard as a rock?

See Podiatrist: Could be a cyst, a bone spur, bone prominence or something else. Where on the toe is it? Have a podiatrist examine it. ...Read more

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How do I tell the difference between a bunion and a callus and a corn? Pain where the tailors bunion is located, but looks like a callus. What is it?

How do I tell the difference between a bunion and a callus and a corn? Pain where the tailors bunion is located, but looks like a callus. What is it?

Bunion: A bunion is a large bump at the base of the big toe. Tailors bunion is a lumb at base of little toe and very common to cause a callous. Hope this helps. ...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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How bad is it to walk/run if you have blisters on the bottom of your foot?

How bad is it to walk/run if you have blisters on the bottom of your foot?

Depends...: Blisters can be very painful if they still have a "raw" feeling associated because the skin has recently been peeled; however, closed blister are covered and may not hurt. I'd say it wouldn't be advisable, but honestly, it depends on your pain tolerance. Keep in mind, the more you irritate it, you don't give those sites a chance to heal. ...Read more

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What is best for a plantar warts on the foot?

What is best for a plantar warts on the foot?

Warts are a virus: There are many different kinds of warts, there are over 2000 kinds of the wart virus. There are multiple treatments depending on location, size, how many warts are present etc. Treatments includes freezing, burning, surgical excision, topicals, laser, herbals. Suspicous lesions should have a biopsy. See a physician. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy to treat a diabetic ulcer that is on the bottom of a foot?

What is the best home remedy to treat a diabetic ulcer that is on the bottom of a foot?

NONE!: You need to be followed by a specialist carefully to ensure that your wound does not progress and at worst become infected. Diabetic ulcerations can at times rapidly progress and result in a much worse prognosis. Follow all instructions in diabetes management and wound care as prescribed. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for serious blisters on the heels of my feet?

Seek medical care: Blisters on your heels can be caused by friction, athletes foot, or even pustular psoriasis to name a few. Go to your podiatrist or dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is it when you get a ball on the side of your foot that is very painful?

What is it when you get a  ball on the side of your foot that is very painful?

Possible gout: I assume you are speaking about the base of the great toe. If the area is red, swollen and very tender it is probably gout. Let your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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What is a boil on your skin?

What is a boil on your skin?

Infected cyst: A boil is an abscessed structure under the skin. ...Read more

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What causes rid a corn on the pinkie toe?

What causes rid a corn on the pinkie toe?

First steps: File it down and apply vicks vapor rub to make it softer. Once fully down, use wider shoes to relieve pressure. Corns/calluses form from moisture, pressure, and repetitive sheer force. To relieve moisture, use spray deodorant daily on feet. If all else fails, then see your doctor for other means. The very last option is surgery. Good luck! hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can you do for a callus on the ball of your foot?

What can you do for a callus on the ball of your foot?

Solution to callus: Hello and thank you for your question, Callus formation is commonly due to ill-fitting shoes that may cause a patient to walk in a manner that creates the callus. My first suggestion would be to identify that shoe that you may feel is causing the problem and purchase sole pads to insert in them. If it is an isolated callus, a callus cushion may be beneficial. Good luck. Dr. Kosari ...Read more

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I have a blister on the heel of my foot that my dermatologist thinks could be herpes. Is this possible?

I have a blister on the heel of my foot that my dermatologist thinks could be herpes. Is this possible?

Yes, possible.: It can happen if someone with active lesion or history of herpes infection touches to your heal area it can make a lesion appear in that area. It got to be skin to skin contact. It is unusual but it may happen . Usually it occurs when loose or improperly fitting shoes rub against the skin surfaces of the foot. Any rubbing on selected spots of the foot can eventually lead to blister formation. ...Read more

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Is there a good way for me to remove the root of corn on my foot?

Is there a good way for me to remove the root of corn on my foot?

Root Myth: Many people think that corns have a root like a plant and if removed problem goes away. Actually, a corn forms from a response of skin to excessive pressure or friction. This can be from a shoe, an enlarged bone or a deformity causing this abnormal pressure. The only way to permanently eliminate the corn is if the underlying cause of this pressure or friction is eliminated. Consult with podiatrist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to see heel spurs on the outside of your foot?

One can see: A "pump bump" or haglunds deformity clinically. The classical heel spur that is on the bottom of the heel can not be visualized by looking at a foot. This would easily be visualized on an x-ray. ...Read more

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Foot felt a bit painful and i discovered I have a blood blister on the ball of the foot. Whats the best way to treat it a blister plaster?

Foot felt a bit painful and i discovered I have a blood blister on the ball of the foot. Whats the best way to treat it a blister plaster?

Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

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