A thick and hardened area of the skin. It appears as hard, rough bump, usually, on the hands or feet.
If you’re experiencing new, severe, or persistent symptoms, contact a health care provider.
Symptoms of calluses include:
- A raised bump on the skin
- Hardness of the bump
- Pain under the skin
- Dry skin
- Flaky skin
- A rough patch of skin
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Calluses are caused by friction and repetitive pressure on the skin.
This could happen due to:
- Wearing loose fitting shoes that continuously rub on the skin
- Wearing tight shoes or high heels
- Using hand tools cause pressure on the palms
Risk factors for developing calluses include:
- Hammertoe toes that are curled up
- Not wearing gloves when handling tools
- Bunions a bony bump on the big toe
- Weight gain creates pressure on the feet
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