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Is surgery a good method to remove a corn or callus?

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You can consider surgery to get rid of a callus, but there's no guarantee the callus won't come back. First, try making some changes at home. Keep the feet dry and friction-free. And wear properly fitted shoes and cotton socks, not wool or synthetic fibers that might irritate the skin.

If a podiatrist or orthopedist thinks your corn or callus is caused by abnormal foot structure, walking motion, or hip rotation, orthopedic shoe inserts or surgery to fix those issues might get rid of the callus or corn.

SOURCES: The Mayo Clinic. Community Health Care Medical Library.

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on March 27, 2017

SOURCES: The Mayo Clinic. Community Health Care Medical Library.

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on March 27, 2017

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