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calluses and corns
 

Calluses are protective pads made up of the thickened upper layer of skin due to repeated rubbing of the area. Corns are small calluses that develop on the top of the toes due to pressure or rubbing against shoes or other toes.

 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

  • removing the source of the rubbing
  • thinning the callus with a pumice stone
  • applying pads around the corn area
  • wearing larger, more comfortable shoes
  • surgery

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