I have these callous/wart type things on the ball of my right foot. I stepped on a pencil point about 8 years ago. It healed a little funny, almost like a tiny little hole. The skin around it was tough and white. now 8 years later, it is about the size of a pea. It is not a bump really, as I would think a wart is. Instead, it is sort of like a crater. There is a hard circle of skin and then it is lower in the center. There are also smaller ones forming above it that look like a scraped little holes into my foot. I am not sure what they are. They hurt if I push on them and especially hurt if I squeeze the hard skin into the center. I have attatched links to pictures of them. Can anybody tell me what they are?
I cannot confirm a diagnosis without examination,but it can be calluses, foot blisters or fibromas.
When a foot is hot and sweaty, the sock sticks to the foot. The sock and foot then rub against each other and the inside of the shoe causing blisters to appear.Plantar fibromas are firm, nodular masses which occur as a single mass or in clusters on the arches of the foot.
Place protective covering or bandages over the sore to decrease friction on the skin until the sore heals. Rub sandpaper disks or pumice stone over hard thickened regions. Soak feet or hands in warm soapy water to soften calluses.Then rub with a pumice stone and apply some moisturizer. Wear shoes that fit properly and keep feet as dry as possible.Wearing wet shoes, boots and socks willaggravate the problem.So change socks regularly and use foot powder to help keep your feet dry.
If still the lumps persist,then please go in for removal by surgical means or with keratolytic agents (medicines that break up hardened areas of skin). Shaving or cutting off the hardened area on the skin by a doctor is also helpful.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
I've got so many dark patches on my soles. I think its' as a result of smoking. I use razor to cut into mine whenever the growth becomes unbearably painful. Excavating the bumps i find a whitish fungus-like strand, the strand i think causes the pain because on removal (razor) the pain is gone until it grows again.
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