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Can corns/calluses be invisible? (and seasonal?)

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Old 01-04-2005, 04:13 AM   #1
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Can corns/calluses be invisible? (and seasonal?)

This is the 3rd winter that my mom has pain on the ball of her foot. It seems that she only notices this pain during the winter months. There is nothing visible on her foot, no bump, no redness, no roughness. Sometimes it gets so bad that she cannot put weight on that foot. Seems to happen (she thinks) when she wears socks (woven material). When we put a gauze pad or even a folded tissue over the painful area, it doesn't bother her.

During the summer she forgets all about it.

Any ideas?

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Old 01-06-2005, 09:48 AM   #2
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Re: Can corns/calluses be invisible? (and seasonal?)

Does her skin get dry in the winter? When I was a child, I used to get someting similar. My skin would get very very dry in the winter and I would get tiny, almost invisible cuts on the bottom of my feet. If I didn't use a dermatological cream at the beginning of winter I would get wickedly bad pains on the balls of my feet. It didn't look like there were cuts on my feet, and they didn't feel exceptionally rough or "cracked like" but there were little cuts.

If it's not dry skin or something similar, it may be a bit of arthritis at one of the many joints in the foot and the cold and wet of winter makes it act up, like how my knee gets worse when it rains.

I don't know really, but these two ideas came to me and I thought I'd share them. I hate seeing threads started and no replies.

Good luck to your mother.

Old 01-06-2005, 10:16 AM   #3
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Re: Can corns/calluses be invisible? (and seasonal?)

Thank you for your response

She doesn't suffer from dry skin, but has started some arthritis in her hands so perhaps that is the cause of the pain in her foot.

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