What causes calluses and corns?

James P. Ioli, DPM
Podiatric Medicine
The usual culprit of calluses and corns is a poorly fitting shoe, but some people have inherited bone structure or gait patterns that make them more susceptible. Injuries that damage the bone structure may also lead to the development of corns and calluses.

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