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Suggest remedies for a corn on the bottom of the left foot

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Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: On the bottom of my left foot, on the ball of the foot, I have what seems like a small crater or hole(no broken skin) that has hard skin maybe callous. As I walk and build up more callous skin over the whole area and it thickens up, it starts to put pressure on this spot, it hurts.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Can be due to a corn.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The pain at the bottom of the left foot with a hard skin is suggestive of a corn or callus formation. Chemical cautery with salicylic acid or removal of the corn surgically will help in decreasing the pain. You can use a soft sole shoes and a corn cap to decrease the pain. Doing a hot compress and a regular massage in the area will also help.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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