possible cause These are probably areas of abnormally thickened skin that are known as calluses (or corns if they are on a toe). Calluses and corns form to protect the foot in areas where there is excessive pressure, such as that caused by badly fitting shoes.

action Soak your feet to soften the skin, and rub the lumps with a pumice stone. Adhesive sponge padding, available over the counter, can be stuck over tender areas to protect them from pressure. If this does not help, consult your doctor or a chiropodist. If you have diabetes, consult your doctor before removing any thickened skin. To prevent a recurrence, always wear correctly fitting shoes.

Is the skin between your toes peeling, sore, and itchy?

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