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 greyish 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.
Current as of:
July 2, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine Gavin W.G. Chalmers DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Gavin W.G. Chalmers DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery