surfer's knots

Fibrous half-domed lumps of thickened skin and overgrown connective tissue, located just below a surfer's kneecaps or on the bony ridge of the feet, and sometimes on the joints of the toes; caused by the friction and pressure of knee-paddling a surfboard. An early mention came in Doc Ball's 1946 book California Surfriders, in a caption for a photo showing a group of surfers at San Onofre: Back fr...

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