Bryanna. Age: 24.
A surprisingly wide variety of lumps, bumps, and protrusions can afflict our feet. Your foot and ankle specialist can shave down the thick layers of a callus using a scalpel blade. Calluses are created by friction applied to the skin of the foot, often by misfitting shoes.
Jada. Age: 25.
Toe, Foot, and Ankle Problems, Non-Injury
Ingrown nails, the most common toenail problem, occur when the nail borders curve into the soft tissue of nail grooves. Ingrown nails cause pressure and pain along the nail borders. The edge of the nail may cut into the skin, causing redness, swelling, pain, drainage, and infection. Following the preventative steps above can help you avoid the need for treatment.
Valerie. Age: 22.
A Primer on Plantar Warts
A plantar fibroma is a fibrous knot nodule in the arch of the foot. It is embedded within the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toes on the bottom of the foot. A plantar fibroma can develop in one or both feet, is benign nonmalignant and usually will not go away or get smaller without treatment. Definitive causes for this condition have not been clearly identified.
Back to Foot pain. Pain in the ball of your foot is known as metatarsalgia. You can usually ease the pain yourself. But see a GP if it does not improve.