Read below about thickened skin on the top of the foot, including causes and common questions. Or get a personalized analysis of your thickened skin on the top of the foot from our A.I. health assistant. At Buoy, we build tools that help you know what’s wrong right now and how to get the right care.

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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Thickened Skin on the Top of the Foot

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced thickened skin on the top of the foot. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.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.

    Should go away immediately by trimming excess skin, and will not reappear if shoe inserts are used.

    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

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  2. 2.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.

    With treatment, athlete's foot should go away in about 2 weeks. However, it often comes back, especially if the same shower or bathroom are used.

    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

  • Q.Do you run for exercise or sport?
  • Q.Do the skin's natural lines go through the thickened skin?
  • Q.Do you have high arches?
  • Q.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 had symptoms persist for:

    • 76% Over a Month
    • 6% Two Weeks to a Month
    • 6% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced thickened skin on the top of the foot were most often matched with:

    • 100% Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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