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Toe Corn Overview

Another name for Toe Corn is Corns and Calluses.

What are corns and calluses?
A person with a callus has a painless area of skin that has become thick and tough, usually due to repeated pressure and rubbing against the surface. A person with a corn has a type of callus that forms in an area where the skin is normally thin.

What are the symptoms of corns and calluses?
Corns are usually red, tender, and cause pain. Calluses are usually painless areas of thickened skin.

How does the doctor treat corns and calluses?
Treatment of corns and calluses includes medications to remove corns, moleskin, corn pads, pumice stone, and shoe inserts.

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Last Updated: Aug 18, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Toe Corn References
  1. Coughlin MJ: Common causes of pain in the forefoot in adults. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2000 Aug; 82(6): 781-90. [10990297]
  2. Singh D, Bentley G, Trevino SG: Callosities, corns, and calluses. BMJ 1996 Jun 1; 312(7043): 1403-6. [8646101]
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