I noticed recently that I have a circular patch of dead skin,at the base of the arch,under both my feet.The skin does not hurt,when pinched.is this something to be concerned about?
Thanks in advance,
Thank you for your question Geetha.
There can be a variety of causes for dry skin or patches on the bottom of the foot. Typically thickened, dry skin under an area of excess pressure one would think of a callus. Calluses are common at the ball of the foot and the tips of the toes. In an area where excess pressure is uncommon, such as the arch, one would want to rule out dermatological issues such as a fungal infection, eczema or contact dermatitis.
I would recommend seeing your Podiatrist who can further evaluate the cause of these dry patches in your arch. Good luck!
Dr. Emily Splichal
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Thank you very much for the response.I
shall get it checked by the podiatrist.
You are very welcome! Good Luck!
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