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Will removing a corn cause more corns to grow in its place?

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Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Corns and calluses are caused by repeated pressure or friction against skin.
It is a protective reaction to avoid blisters. In the foot, corns generally occur due to pressure from ill-fitting shoewear. Removing the corn will not cause more corns to grow in their place, but if the original cause of the corn is not changed, the corn will come back.

In brief: No

Corns and calluses are caused by repeated pressure or friction against skin.
It is a protective reaction to avoid blisters. In the foot, corns generally occur due to pressure from ill-fitting shoewear. Removing the corn will not cause more corns to grow in their place, but if the original cause of the corn is not changed, the corn will come back.
Dr. Mark Bromson
Dr. Mark Bromson
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Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Corns are caused by undue internal and/or external pressure on the skin.
If the offending cause isn't addressed, the corns usually recur.

In brief: Yes

Corns are caused by undue internal and/or external pressure on the skin.
If the offending cause isn't addressed, the corns usually recur.
Dr. David Bloome
Dr. David Bloome
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