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Suggest Medication For Calluses Below The Toes

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Posted on Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Question: I broke my leg about an inch above the ankle (snapped the tibia, cracked fibula further up) 39 years ago, and ever since it 'healed,' my foot has turned slightly inward. I now work in a manufacturing plant at which I'm on my feet from 8-10 hours a day on concrete. I have developed a painful callus not at the BALL of the foot, but at the other side below the 4th and 5th toes. This doesn't seem to be addressed by commercial foot products. I use an abrasive callus product, but with limited results. Do you have any suggestions?
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Answered by Dr. Mahaveer Patil (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Dermatologist's opinion

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting the question.
I have gone through your medical history in detail.

From the description,it seems to be a callus arising from the deep layer of the skin or the subcutaneous fascia.

This may be due to prolonged standing hours on a hard surface (concrete).

The skin below the 4th / 5th toes is the part which is subjected to maximum strain and pressure friction during standing hours.If the insoles of your shoes are hard,then it leads to such painful callus formation.

I suggest you to consult a dermatologist as soon as possible.

LASER treatment for painful callus has excellent results and you should talk to your doctor about this.

Take anti inflammatory tablets like ibuprofen,paracetamol till then.
Application of local creams will help till then.

I hope the answer was useful.

Feel free to ask me any follow up queries that you may have.

Thank you.
Kind regards.

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Suggest Medication For Calluses Below The Toes

Brief Answer: Dermatologist's opinion Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting the question. I have gone through your medical history in detail. From the description,it seems to be a callus arising from the deep layer of the skin or the subcutaneous fascia. This may be due to prolonged standing hours on a hard surface (concrete). The skin below the 4th / 5th toes is the part which is subjected to maximum strain and pressure friction during standing hours.If the insoles of your shoes are hard,then it leads to such painful callus formation. I suggest you to consult a dermatologist as soon as possible. LASER treatment for painful callus has excellent results and you should talk to your doctor about this. Take anti inflammatory tablets like ibuprofen,paracetamol till then. Application of local creams will help till then. I hope the answer was useful. Feel free to ask me any follow up queries that you may have. Thank you. Kind regards.