Thickened Skin on The Top of The Foot Symptoms & Causes

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.

Callus

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.

Rarity: Uncommon

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.

Rarity: Common

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

Urgency: Self-treatment

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?

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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 .

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