Understand thickened skin on the top of the foot symptoms, including 2 causes & common questions.
2 causes of thickened skin on the top of the foot
This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.
A callus is a hard, thick layer of skin that develops when the skin experiences lots of friction and pressure. A callus may cause discomfort, but is of no big concern.
Top Symptoms: thickened skin on the foot, thickened skin on the foot with visible lines
Symptoms that always occur with callus: thickened skin on the foot with visible lines
Urgency: Wait and watch
Athlete's foot (tinea pedis)
Athlete's foot is a common fungal infection of the feet and/or toes. Warm, moist environments and community showering are common causes of this type of infection.
Top Symptoms: foot redness, foot/toe itch, foot skin changes, spontaneous foot pain, peeling between the toes
Symptoms that always occur with athlete's foot (tinea pedis): foot redness
Symptoms that never occur with athlete's foot (tinea pedis): toe injury
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Questions your doctor may ask about thickened skin on the top of the foot
- Do you run for exercise or sport?
- Do the skin's natural lines go through the thickened skin?
- Do you have high arches?
- Do you have flat feet?
Self-diagnose with our free Buoy Assistant if you answer yes on any of these questions.
Thickened skin on the top of the foot symptom checker statistics
People who have experienced thickened skin on the top of the foot have also experienced:
- 9% Pain In The Top Of The Foot
- 8% Dry Skin
- 5% Foot/Toe Itch
People who have experienced thickened skin on the top of the foot were most often matched with:
- 100% Athlete'S Foot (Tinea Pedis)
People who have experienced thickened skin on the top of the foot had symptoms persist for:
- 76% Over a month
- 6% Two weeks to a month
- 6% Less than a week
Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant.