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Corns and calluses directory

Corns and calluses are areas of thick, hard dry skin that may develop on the hands or feet. Corns can be caused by wearing shoes that are too tight. Rubbing creates small circles of hard skin that can make walking painful. Calluses are rough, hard patches of skin that can develop on the heel of the foot, or on palms or knuckles of the hand. Calluses are usually larger than corns and less sensitive to touch as a result of their thickness. There is over the counter treatment for corns, or your GP can refer you to a podiatrist who may remove callused areas. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about how corns and calluses occur, what they look like, how to treat them and much more.

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