a nervous tic became a foot problem
November 28, 2011 7:22 AM Subscribe
Have you ever had this awful tender thing happen to the ball of your foot? How did it get fixed?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (14 answers total)
I have a habit of tapping my right heel on the floor when I'm thinking. I do a lot of thinking in the office, where I wear flats with very little sole. This has meant I put a lot of repetitive pressure on the ball of my right foot without thinking about it.
Now I have a very, very tender spot surrounding a pea-sized bit of hard skin in the very middle of the ball of my foot. The hard thing is indented from the rest of the skin. When I stand straight on it, it's almost as bad as having a foreign object under there, unless I put a callus protector around it. I thought it would be a corn, and maybe it is, but I used a corn pad on it and now it's even more tender and painful. If it is a corn, it's not accessible to be scraped off, like a corn on the side of the foot or toe.
Has this happened to you? How did you take care of it? I'd like to avoid involving the doctor, but I have to walk everywhere, so I will if it can't be fixed quickly.