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Corns and calluses

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Introduction
Corns and calluses are areas of thick, dry skin that develop when skin is exposed to excessive pressure or friction.
Causes of corns and calluses
Corns and calluses can develop when the affected area of the foot is exposed to excessive pressure or friction. Poorly fitting shoes are a common cause.
Treating corns and calluses
Treating painful corns and calluses involves removing the cause of the pressure or friction and getting rid of the thickened skin.
Preventing corns and calluses
Looking after your feet will help prevent problems such as corns and calluses. You should wear comfortable shoes that fit properly and wash your feet every day.