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 ofApril 17, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Gavin W. G. Chalmers, DPM, FACFAS - 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, FACFAS - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery