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Calluses are areas of thick, hardened, dead skin. They form to
protect the skin and structures under the skin from pressure, friction, and
injury. They may look grayish or yellowish, be less sensitive to the touch than
surrounding skin, and feel rough.
Calluses on the foot generally form on the ball of the foot, the
heel, and the underside of the big toe. They often form where the foot and the
beginning of a toe meet.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerBarry L. Scurran, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
Current as ofFebruary 5, 2016
Current as of:
February 5, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Barry L. Scurran, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
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