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Health Tip: What to do About Corns and Calluses

Health Tip: What to do About Corns and Calluses

10/16/12

(HealthDay News) -- Corns and calluses are similar areas of thickened skin that form on the feet, often from friction caused by poorly fitted shoes.

The American Podiatric Medical Association offers these potential treatment methods:

  • Leave the corns or calluses alone if they aren't painful or bothering you.
  • Look for the causes of these problems and make changes to footwear, if needed.
  • See a podiatrist, particularly if you are diabetic, or have poor circulation or a serious illness.
  • Pad your shoes, if your podiatrist recommends doing so.
  • If you have a very large corn or callus, your podiatrist may recommend using a surgical blade to reduce its size.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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