How can I prevent calluses and corns?

James P. Ioli, DPM
Podiatric Medicine
To prevent calluses and corns from developing, be sure to wear shoes that fit comfortably, provide cushioning in the sole, and leave enough room at the toes. Avoid pointy shoes that squeeze your toes together and high heels that shift your weight forward onto your toes. Also, wear socks or stockings to cushion your feet and reduce friction. You can add extra cushioning to shoes by inserting a padded insole. Foot powder, which will keep your feet dry, also reduces friction.

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