Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Foot Callus Underlying Cause

Calluses and corns are caused by persistent pressure, or friction, that is applied the surface of the skin.

Causes of persistent pressure or friction include:

  • Shoes that fit poorly
  • Wearing shoes without socks
  • Thin socks
  • High heels
  • Repetitive activities that involve the feet:
    • Sports
    • Occupation
    • Running

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Last Updated: Apr 10, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Foot Callus References
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  2. Singh D, Bentley G, Trevino SG: Callosities, corns, and calluses. BMJ 1996 Jun 1; 312(7043): 1403-6. [8646101]
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