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Corns and Calluses

Crestview Definition: Corns and calluses are thickening of the skin caused by excessive localized pressure due to foot deformities or improper fitting shoes.


  • Improper fitting shoe
  • Foot deformities such as bunions, hammertoes and flat feet.


  • Painful thickening of skin usually over a bone prominence
  • Most common areas are the toes and balls of feet


  • Debride painful calluses with a pumice stone.
  • Apply moisturizing creams daily.
  • Pad areas of irritation with protective materials including moleskin, felt and tape.
  • Seek professional help from a podiatrist if symptoms persist.


  • Check shoe fit to make certain there are no pressure points on the foot.
  • Pad any bony prominences to avoid development.

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