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Corns and Calluses (cont.)

Prevention of Corns and Calluses

  • Wear gloves to protect hands.
  • Make sure shoes and socks fit properly and do not rub.
  • Wear felt pads over bony points where there is increased friction to the skin.
  • Surgically correct bony abnormalities.
  • Keep hands and feet moisturized.
  • Wear proper shoes with custom inserts (orthotics) if necessary.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/3/2014

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