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Hyperkerotosis

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Unregistered, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Unregistered

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    Please explain what the surgical correction of the bony prominence that may be causing the high pressure area on the ball of the foot. It looks and feels like a corn...not a large area. It gets extremely sore, red and makes it very painful to walk. Presently have an orthotic, but podiatrist says another type could be made allowing a place for the corn to set into the space and then padding around it. I've tried to simulate that with a corn pad covered with moleskin. It helps a little, but it is still painful.
     
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

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    If what you are talking about is what is commonly called a seed corn, a bony prominence is an unlikely cause, and if that is the case, bone surgery is not appropriate. Treatment for permanent correction is hit and miss. If it is a callous on the ball of the foot, it is generally due to there being excessive weight-bearing on the metatarsal head superior to the callous. There are various surgical procedures intended to normalize the weight-bearing. I don't know which if any have been recommended to you. Non-surgical care is also generally available, the nature of which is depended upon the findings.
     

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