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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Corns, Calluses & Bunions

Our hands and feet take a lot of abuse. We don't wear gloves for yard work; shoes don't fit well. The irritation causes skin to harden, or get flaky and dry - resulting in painful corns, calluses, and bunions. Over-the-counter pro...

ducts can help. If you have diabetes, don't ever ignore any signs of these irritations - as they can develop into very serious conditions. An infection or ulcer needs medical treatment.

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