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Corns are thick buildups of tough skin on a point of irritation or pressure on the foot or toe. They sometimes look like horns.

To treat them:

  • Wear better-fitting shoes.
  • Soak the foot and use a pumice stone to wear down the extra skin.

SOURCES:
 

Canale, S. Campbell's Operative Orthopedics, Mosby, 2008.

Goldman, L. Cecil Medicine, Saunders Elsevier, 2008.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on June 7, 2020

SOURCES:
 

Canale, S. Campbell's Operative Orthopedics, Mosby, 2008.

Goldman, L. Cecil Medicine, Saunders Elsevier, 2008.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on June 7, 2020

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