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Hard, dark flesh below feet paining. How to treat it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
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User:Hi Doctor. Goodevening
Doctor:Ok please go ahead with your query
User:i have hardened flesh under my feet, looks dark and its paining.
User:Its at the point where i kick to start my bike
User:This has happened in the past and got cured on its own.
User:This time its taking some time
User:Its dark colored and it seems like something has clotted inside.
User:which pains
User:Can you guidE?
Doctor:It looks to be callous
Doctor:or corn
User:its not a corn
User:may i share a pic?
User:Please give me a moment]
Doctor:Waiting to receive
User:okay. Here it shows that its sent
Doctor:Ok let me ask few more questions meanwhile
Doctor:Did it recur in the same place?
Doctor:What did you do during first episode?
User:I think yes.
User:last time i just ignored and it went
Doctor:is it raised above the neighboring skin?
User:3-4 years back
Doctor:Do you wear shoe daily?
Doctor:When did you last notice it?
User:I noticed it 2 weeks back
User:it was small one that time
Doctor:Is it increasing since then?
User:and i can feel a tiny on on the other leg too
User:This is the direct link of ths pic if you havent received it yet
Doctor:Unable to view it
User:oh, My bad, The above link may not work for you. Did you receive the image?
Doctor:I saw it
User:This will work
Doctor:It looks to be plantar fibroma
User:Okay. I hope it can be cured
Doctor:Yeah the cause is not known but thickening of the ligaments
Doctor:It enlarges and cause pain on walking
Doctor:extra padding of the area to reduce pressure is the key
Doctor:so you can buy an gel filled orthotic sole temporarily
Doctor:and wear in the shoe
User:okay. i had ligament injury 3 months back.
User:just as FYI
Doctor:Is it at the same place?
User:no. it was on ankle
User:Ok. Got you Doctor. Can antibiotics help?
Doctor:Padding should otherwise if it still increase you should see a general surgeon
User:okay. Thanks alot for helping me out.
User:Will keep that in mind
Doctor:You can make sure the area is dry to prevent infection
User:Can i bother you with another query?
Doctor:keep wiping with dry cloth
Doctor:yeah sure
User:So i told you i got minor ligament injury on my right ankle on 2nd Oct
User:and went to see doc after that. He gave me a tight band to wear.. a socks kind of thing
User:That still pains and it sweels if i walk more or put pressure
User:Is something still wrong or it takes time?
Doctor:I think it needs a follow up since it still swells and pains
Doctor:after 4 monthss
User:okay. I will see the orthopadic Doc again.
Doctor:yeah you can show this plantar fibroma to Orthopedic surgeon
User:Thank you so much Doc. You really helped me
Doctor:Pleasure here
Doctor:Thank you for visitine me
Doctor:Bye for now
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