What is this?

On my right foot towards the heel starting just on the inside of the foot wrapping underneath reaching across the bottom of my foot going up towards the pink toe and randomly cutting off right before my heel I have such thick yellow skin. The inside of my foot I am pretty positive it’s a corn? It’s raised and started small and I’ve just let it go but the pain is becoming unbearable. The entire inside of my foot on the side is red by the time I get home from work and it never use to be that way. The pain feels like my foot is being rubbed raw after a couple hours. The pain is located on the inside going directly across the bottom of my foot where my arch is because that’s another place it’s super raised thick skin. Can I use at home stuff to take care of whatever this is or do I need to go to a Dr?

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    Based on your description I would recommend seeing a Podiatrist who can better address the corn or callus. Some corns in this area are called IPKs which are essentially corns that grow inward and can be very difficult to use a pummice stone or at home treatment. These can be very painful because the skin grows inward as a result of excessive pressure or force.

    When you see the Podiatrist they can also discuss other treatment options to slow the rate at which it will return.

    I hope this helps.

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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