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best way to treat corns?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tight shoes?: If you are wearing shoes that are too tight – correct that. A pedorthist can help with finding appropriate shoes. Corns are often treated with pads over the area or can be shaved down. For feisty corns, a visit to your friendly neighborhood podiatrist is your best bet. Take care.
Answered on Feb 23, 2013
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Depends on the cause: Many things can cause a thickening of the skin. Causes may include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repetitive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Answered on Mar 16, 2014

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