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How can I prevent a callus from forming?

Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD
Dermatology

It is simple: identify the action that may be causing the callus, and stop it. Or let it be, since it is providing a cushion over bones, nerves, and tendons. If you have a callus somewhere on the foot, try switching your shoes everyday so you do not always put pressure on the same area.

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