Eye of a rooster: what it is, symptoms, causes and treatment

Have you recently been diagnosed with the presence of a cock's eye on the foot ? It is quite possible that you have gone to the podiatrist's office for the painful wound that it causes from the moment it arises.

Although it is popularly known by the name of eye of a rooster or Partridge's eye , the truth is that from a medical point of view his most correct name is that of interdigital heloma , soft callus or Molome heloma . It is basically a small callus that usually appears between our fingers , mostly and commonly between the 4th and 5th finger. It is in this area where a tremendously painful protuberance appears or arises, which touches the 5th finger and as a result a wound appears. As we see, it is basically a heloma (callus) that comes out between the fingers.

Eye of a rooster

The main reason why usually appears cock's eye on the foot it is as a consequence of having put a great pressure on them. More specifically, its main cause is found in a Keratosis accumulation in a certain area in particular, which arises as a concentrated hardness.

What is the eye of a rooster?

As we indicated briefly in the previous lines, The popularly known as eye of a rooster is a callus that appears between our fingers , in most cases it tends to arise mainly between the 4th and 5th fingers, where a protuberance appears that when rubbing against the fifth finger produces a painful wound, which is characterized by being very discomfort.

From a medical point of view it basically consists of a Keratosis accumulation , which arises in a specific area of ​​the foot (basically arises especially between the fingers, especially between the fourth and fifth fingers).

The reasons why the eye of a rooster appears

The main reason why the eye of the rooster appears is as a consequence of the pressure exerted in the area of ​​the skin where it arises , usually due to the use of narrow-toe shoes that compress and pinch the fingers in excess, which in turn causes the bony protuberances to rub even more between them.

This is why it is usually a foot disorder that appears mostly in women, mainly because they tend to use a greater number of narrow shoes (compared to men). For example, among the main "culprits" that tend to cause the appearance of rooster or partridge eyes on the feet are usually heels and shoes with narrow or very narrow toes.

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The symptoms of crow's eye on the foot

It is very usual that the eye of a cock confuses medically with the papilloma , because it tends to show quite similar physical characteristics. Therefore, the diagnosis must always be made by a medical professional, especially by a specialized podiatrist.

Among the most common symptoms tend to arise as a part of the skin eroded and inflamed, very wet, which is usually infected by fungi or bacteria depending on their severity. Ulcerations can also appear as a consequence of not correct and rapid attention.

Rooster's eye treatment on the foot

The only definitive medical treatment useful for curing the eye of a cock is the surgical treatment . Why? Fundamentally because it is the only way to eliminate bony protuberances that have arisen as a result of the use of very narrow footwear. If it is not the surgical treatment to remove the lesion, it is also possible to exfoliate it.

After the treatment it is possible to relieve the area using a comfortable and wide footwear, to avoid imprisoning the area and not to reproduce again. In this sense, exfoliation is also useful, as well as the use of small silicone prostheses in order to avoid rubbing between the fingers again.

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