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and Surrounding Suburbs

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Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery

What Causes Yellow Feet?

Oftentimes, having yellow feet is nothing more than a result of pressure and friction from everyday activities. Some may be asking, “when do I know that having yellow feet is a sign of something more?” Mitchel Foot and Ankle is here to answer some of these questions and let you know when it may be necessary to visit a foot doctor around Chicago.


In many cases, the cause of yellow feet are aged calluses which have become discolored with time. Calluses typically develop on the parts of the foot that we experience the most friction (heels and the big toe). Calluses are similar to regular skin but with a thicker layer which often takes on a yellow appearance. Unless you are experiencing pain and discomfort, this is not something to worry about.

Underlying Health Conditions

Less often, having yellow feet is a symptom of a more serious underlying health condition. A few examples include:

  • Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • Liver Conditions
  • Kidney Conditions

Looking for a Foot Doctor Around Chicago?

Look no further than Mitchel Foot and Ankle. When it comes to your feet, Mitchel Foot and Ankle knows that being able to return to your normal lifestyle quickly is important. We pride ourselves on offering the most up-to-date treatments so you can get back on your feet. Visit us for anything from reconstructive surgeries to more common infections. If you are worried about the cause of your yellowish feet, visit our website at to set up an appointment today!


Mitchell Foot & Ankle

1338 E 47th St.
Chicago, IL 60653

Fax: 773-433-8108

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