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Health Tip: Are Corns and Calluses Causing Pain?

Suggestions to prevent them

(HealthDay News) -- You ask a lot of your feet. You cram them into shoes that often don't fit well or are uncomfortable, subjecting your skin to friction and pressure. Skin protects itself by building up corns and calluses -- thick, hardened layers of tissue.

Although corns and calluses can be unsightly, you need treatment only if they cause discomfort. For most people, eliminating the source of friction helps corns and calluses disappear.

The Mayo Clinic says you should wear shoes that give your toes plenty of room. If you can't wiggle your toes, your shoes are too tight. Have your shoe shop stretch your shoes at any point that rubs or pinches.

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