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Health Tip: What Causes Corns

-- Corns are painful calluses that form on the toes from friction, making walking or wearing shoes uncomfortable.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these common causes of corns:

  • Wearing shoes that are too tight or too loose.
  • Having an abnormality of the toe, such as a claw toe or hammer toe.
  • Wearing high-heeled shoes.
  • Having a seam or stitch on the inside of a shoe that rub against a toe.
  • Wearing poorly fitting socks.
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Posted: October 2010

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