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Calluses

What are Calluses?

A callus is larger, broader and has a less well defined edge than a corn. Although calluses tend to be found on the underside of the foot (the sole), a callus will form on any part of the skin exposed to friction over a long period of time.. They commonly form over the bony area just underneath the toes. This area takes much of your weight when you walk. They are usually painless but can become painful if not treated.

What are the causes?

Normally, a callus will form on any part of the skin exposed to friction over a long period of time. Although often found on the foot (where the most pressure and friction are applied), calluses can occur anywhere on the body as a reaction to moderate, constant "grinding" pressure.

What are the symptoms?

The most common symptoms are:

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