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Old 11th March 2009, 10:25 AM
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I have a small hole on the bottom of my foot...somewhat in the arch of my foot. It's not an open wound, more like a crater about half the size of a BB. Inside the crater a hard core will form in a matter of a week or two. It is white-yellow in color. It doesn't cause me any pain but it starts to feel like something is stuck to the bottom of my foot, more annoying than anything. Once every two weeks I will dig out the core. I've had it so long I'm not sure when I got it or what might have caused it. It does hurt when I dig the core out but I have found that if I soak my foot beforehand it doesn't. It has never bled or opened up. Other than the bi-weekly ritual I haven't sought any form of treatment. I have always thought it was a corn but I don't experience a lot of pressure on this part of my foot. Any ideas?
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Old 16th March 2009, 06:15 AM
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i think it might be a wart, but i'm not a doctor nor have i seen the 'crater' so no way to know.
you might want to ask your doctor. i used to get a wart on my hand like that and i did the same thing, until i dug too deep one day an it kinda popped off like a cap, and started bleeding everywhere. it hasn't come back though....
if it is a wart, you are probably just scrapping off the surface of it and then it is growing back, a doctor could remove it for you (i've found the home kit doesn't work well for me).
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Old 16th March 2009, 02:20 PM
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Although it could be a number of things, and certainly it should be checked out by a hands-on examination by a professional, from your description, a wart would not be my primary guess, as they are more likely to be painful on the plantar of the foot, somewhat less likely, in my experience, to present in the arch area and will frequently bleed if picked at or dug out as you describe. See a podiatrist or a dermatologist.
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i have a 'crater' 2 as you describe only mine is painful to walk on from time 2 time. i went 2 the doctors about it and was told it was a verruca... i was also told that the only treatment 4 this is to freeze it and have it removed if it gets 2 painful but then there is no guarantee that it wont come back
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I have the same problem ! And, I dig the core out too. I went to a foot doctor, but he said he's never seen anything like it.
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Old 12th October 2011, 11:11 PM
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I have one too! I've never had it checked out and its been there for around 8 years. I haven't really worried about it before. However, (a word of warning!) as time goes on, the hole gets bigger and bigger!? How can so many people have the same thing but not know what it is!
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Old 10th November 2011, 05:59 AM
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Hi, I have this problem too! I have it on the bottom of my foot closer to my toes. I have dug it out and it just comes back. I have had it for about 2 years now i think. It is not painful at all, even when i dig around in it with a sharp object, almost no feeling at all. mine is not overly large. I am growing very curious about mine as well!
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Hi
I had the same problem about a dozen of pinhole craters around a bigger one like a milimetre circumference had them for like about 6 to 8 months, I went down south and went a lot to the beach down there, hot sand and salty sea water, i was in Panama, I didn't pay attention to it while i was there since i was there for a month, but when i came back to Canada i noticed they were completely gone... so maybe the sea salt, maybe the sand??? don't know.
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Hi, i am 24 and can remember having this same thing at around 15, on the base of my foot near the back and it is now about 5mm and about 2 years ago anouther has appeared on my toe on the same foot. my misses tells me to go to the doctors maybe i should listen lol.
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I have a small hole in my foot I had it for awhile I can't remember when I got it? It had this black string stuff in but I dug it out no it just a hollow hole any ideas
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Oh my gosh it makes me feel a lot better knowing that I'm not the only person in the world with a hole in their foot. I used to have it too, when I was 11! It started out small, looking like a splinter or a blister under my skin, but then it started to get bigger, and soon it was this tiny crater in my foot about the size of the pad on my pinkie finger. This weird yellow-white tough skin was in the center of it, and whenever I touched it or walked, it felt like a rock was inside my foot and was sticking out a bit. Weird dirt started to get trapped inside the skin, and I kept trying to dig out the dirt with tweezers... I was getting pretty scared and I hadn't told anyone about it yet. I researched it, and found something that looked like it called a "diabetes foot infection." I got really scared and kept trying to clean out the core. I tugged on the white-yellow skin with my fingernails, and all of the sudden, all of the skin ripped off and came out! All of the sudden, all that was left was a tiny pink crater... In a couple days, it healed and the skin closed up. Now, my foot is fine and it looks like nothing ever hapened to it... I should've taken a picture... Weird...
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I as well have pin holes in the bottom of each foot. They're especially prominant after the shower or swimming or any other foot-wetting activities. It looks like a white dot with a tinsey pin prick inside. Nothing hard or dig outable, no pain, just slightly stinky but the smell may very well be my old shoes I walked barefoot in the carribean and now im told (not by a medical professional, just a knowladgeable firend) that parasites are a likely cause! Hope not! My foot dr said she didn't think it was athletes foot. I will post pictures if someone can tell me how....
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It most likely pitted keratolysis
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They are warts... I had them too. I had outward warts on my hands, and inward warts on the bottom of my feet... I went to a homeopathic doctor and they were ALL GONE within 3 weeks. It was amazing. I took dulcamara. They've never come back.
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I have one as well as was told that it was a wart, however they did 5 weeks (2x per week) of freezing it and it did nothing. I've had it for about 2 years and theres actually a second hole right next to it now that i didnt realize until this morning.
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it could also be foot ulcers.. that what my bf has. im not sure how to fix them yet thou..
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Old 13th April 2012, 01:21 PM
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I have a small hole on the bottom of my foot...somewhat in the arch of my foot. It's not an open wound, more like a crater about half the size of a BB. Inside the crater a hard core will form in a matter of a week or two. It is white-yellow in color. It doesn't cause me any pain but it starts to feel like something is stuck to the bottom of my foot, more annoying than anything. Once every two weeks I will dig out the core. I've had it so long I'm not sure when I got it or what might have caused it. It does hurt when I dig the core out but I have found that if I soak my foot beforehand it doesn't. It has never bled or opened up. Other than the bi-weekly ritual I haven't sought any form of treatment. I have always thought it was a corn but I don't experience a lot of pressure on this part of my foot. Any ideas?
I found out that the 4 on my foot is actually corn. It's a deep callous on the foot. I hope this helps! I thought that it was warts too but a friend actually bought me this corn treatment thing so I think it's healing now.
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I as well have pin holes in the bottom of each foot. They're especially prominant after the shower or swimming or any other foot-wetting activities. It looks like a white dot with a tinsey pin prick inside. Nothing hard or dig outable, no pain, just slightly stinky but the smell may very well be my old shoes I walked barefoot in the carribean and now im told (not by a medical professional, just a knowladgeable firend) that parasites are a likely cause! Hope not! My foot dr said she didn't think it was athletes foot. I will post pictures if someone can tell me how....
That sounds like corn. And I think the smell is probably your shoes!
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Old 16th April 2012, 04:32 AM
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I Get these Every now and then, and My Dr. Always Told me they are Planters Warts. Mine usually go away With Peroxide Soaks A Couple Times a day
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Old 9th July 2012, 05:40 AM
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I have this weird jol on my foot too. It's really small. The skin around it is really tough. It doesnt look like there's anything in the hole. I've had it forever and it doesnt look like a wart. Any ideas?
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I have a small hole on the bottom of my foot...somewhat in the arch of my foot. It's not an open wound, more like a crater about half the size of a BB. Inside the crater a hard core will form in a matter of a week or two. It is white-yellow in color. It doesn't cause me any pain but it starts to feel like something is stuck to the bottom of my foot, more annoying than anything. Once every two weeks I will dig out the core. I've had it so long I'm not sure when I got it or what might have caused it. It does hurt when I dig the core out but I have found that if I soak my foot beforehand it doesn't. It has never bled or opened up. Other than the bi-weekly ritual I haven't sought any form of treatment. I have always thought it was a corn but I don't experience a lot of pressure on this part of my foot. Any ideas?
I have a small hole on my foot it dose not have a core ,it sometimes hurts,so I understand how you feel
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I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM! What I suggest is that u should just soak it in lemon juice for a while and then see what happens.
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Hey guys,

I've had the same,

Put duct tape over it for a few days then remove tape and recover with new until they are gone.

Or try apple cider vinegar soaked wool and do the same with that.

Hope this helps someone

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i have a problem like that but i dont get the thing that grows in it. a ton of skin started to grow around it so i cut it off with a knife and i noticed that hardened puss is at the bottom and when i poke it puss spills out. i think that your yellow ball is puss slowly growing and drying.
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My son has the same thing. He has 6 small pin holes on the bottom of his left foot, only. One is on his toe, three on his heel and the other other on middle bottom of his foot. We were into the doctor last night, who has been a doctor for 30 years and he had never seen this before and actually referred us to a dermatologist. The holes are tiny yet they are under the skin and do not disturb the print, where as a wart normally would. They are hard and feel as though a pebble or rock is under the skin. They do not hurt him, unless he walks barefoot on a hard surface. The doctor last night felt these were not warts. He did shave some of the skin off only to find the holes were empty. I'll try to come back and update what the dermatologists thinks these are.
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I have the same thing too!! But when i walk or sit on it wrong it hurts really bad, I also dig it out and it's just comes back and hurts worse. Please help i don't know what it is!!!
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I have the same thing. They say that the only way to get rid of them is to get them cut off over a period of time. They come from the way your feet or toes are shaped and when pressure is applied they are unable to release sweat. The sweat stays in the skin and forms and hard core which has skin around it and looks like a callus.Dr oz had a show about them.!
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