Callus on foot

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Callus on foot

Postby saywot » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:55 am

I don't know if it's old age but I'm developing a quite pronounced callus on the middle of my right foot across the line of the ball of my foot.
It's getting bloody painful.

This can't possibly be due to cleat positioning could it?
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Re: Callus on foot

Postby Crittski » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:49 pm

Nothing to do with cleats, you could get it treated by a podiatrist.
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Re: Callus on foot

Postby greyhoundtom » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:55 pm

A callus in itself should not be painful, so if it sore to press on it is most likely a corn.
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Re: Callus on foot

Postby saywot » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:06 pm

Dam' !!

it's a corn then.

How the hell does one get a corn in the middle of the sole of the foot (it isn't but near enough for me to call it that)??
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Re: Callus on foot

Postby vince » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:06 pm

Maybe a "Plantar Wart", quite painful i believe :(
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Re: Callus on foot

Postby Crittski » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:44 pm

greyhoundtom wrote:A callus in itself should not be painful, so if it sore to press on it is most likely a corn.


bollocks, callus can be very painful without there being a corn...
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Re: Callus on foot

Postby saywot » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:54 pm

so ......
what could be causing this painful spot that's roughly over the cleat ?
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Re: Callus on foot

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:01 am

Callus and corns are typically a response to friction and or pressure, do you get a hotfoot on that side? Is there by any chance something different on or in that shoe?
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Re: Callus on foot

Postby saywot » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:00 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Callus and corns are typically a response to friction and or pressure, do you get a hotfoot on that side? Is there by any chance something different on or in that shoe?

I'm not sure what a "hotfoot" is, but there doesn't seem to be anything amiss with the shoe (but there's a bloody painful lump growing on the underside of the ball of my middle toe)
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Re: Callus on foot

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:44 pm

You'd know if you did.

Time for an expert opinion methinks, good luck.
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Re: Callus on foot

Postby Meditator » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:29 am

I second the possibility that it could be a plantar wart and suggest you have it diagnosed by a doctor. I had a plantar wart as a kid. I don't remember anything at all about it except having my foot injected at the doctors. I remember which part of my foot was being injected and it is right where you mention.
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Re: Callus on foot

Postby saywot » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:39 pm

well, the upshot is

- Callus (or a corn)

The GP had a look, took a scalpel to it and said if it comes back have a go at it with a pumice stone.

He didn't know what caused the irritation but suggested that I might have had a splinter or something ages ago that caused an irritation, the callus formed over the sore spot and the wood is absorbed by the body but the skin deposits remain to irritate for ever and ever and ever (or until you take a sharp knife to them to slice them off)
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Re: Callus on foot

Postby Meditator » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:56 pm

ewww scalpal.

Well there is a less severe option. There's the heel cream called eulactal. It softens the skin so that it washes off in the shower. Normally if you want to fix your heels you have to apply it twice a day for about two weeks - depending on how bad they are.

Don't buy the gold i don't think its got any more urea in it. But this stuff does work. Although of course more expensive than those methods you referred to.
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Re: Callus on foot

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:09 pm

Is it split? In my experience callous generally only hurts when the outer crust opens up a little. Moisturiser is an answer to that.

If it's not cracked then I have no advice - My feet seem to be trouble free as far as warts, bunions, gout, tinea, etc.
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