Corns and calluses resulting from mechanical hyperkeratosis.


The formation of corns and calluses can be caused by mechanical stresses from faulty footgear (the wearing of poorly fitting shoes), abnormal foot mechanics (deformity of the foot exerting abnormal pressure), and high levels of activity. Corns and calluses result from hyperkeratosis, a normal physiologic response of the skin to chronic excessive pressure or… (More)


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@article{Freeman2002CornsAC, title={Corns and calluses resulting from mechanical hyperkeratosis.}, author={Denise B Freeman}, journal={American family physician}, year={2002}, volume={65 11}, pages={2277-80} }