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Hard skin with pins and needles on ball of foot
9/21 15:07:29

Hi- I have a section of hard skin under the 1st and 2nd toeson the ball of my foot. when i push on it it feels like a mushy lump that moves and causes a pins and needles feeling in my foot. Could it just be a callus or something more? It's been like this for 2 weeks and hurts when i stand on it too. Please help!!!!

Hi Gina,

You could have a fluid filled cyst that may be compressing a nerve in the toe area.  In some cases enlarged tendons can cause the same problem.  A callous can cause this type of pain and can sometimes have fluid beneath the callous, like a blister.

I would see a Podiatrist for the best diagnosis and treatment.

Marc Katz, DPM
Tampa, FL
Advanced Podiatry

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