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Corns and calluses are areas of thick, hard skin. They usually develop due to rubbing or irritation over a bony prominence. Corns can be really painful but treatment by expert removal is relatively easy and gives relief for a substantial time period.  Be aware though that while the cause of the corn remains it will return.

Ingrown toenails (onychocryptosis) occur for various reasons. The sides or corners of the toenail usually curve down and put pressure on the skin. Sometimes the toenail pierces the skin and then continues to grow into the skin. This can cause infection and is often painful. Again, treatment by an expert is relatively easy.

Thickened toenails (onychogryphosis) is an abnormality of nail growth often due to trauma and permanent shoe pressure. Anomalies of foot position have a promoting effect. Onychogryphosis may also occure in patients afflicted with psoriasis, ichthysosis hystrix and other epidermal dysplasias. Burring of the nails to thin them down with a podiatry drill is quite a simple procedure.

Plantar warts (verrucas)  are caused by a virus. Plantar means bottom of the foot, but warts can occur other places on the foot and toes as well. Plantar warts can be painful depending on where they are located. Sometimes they are mistaken for callouses because layers of hard skin can build up on top of the wart.

Hammer toe, sometimes referred to as a claw toe or mallet toe, involves a deformity of the toe where there is an imbalance in the pull of the tendons. Either the tendon on top of the toe pulls harder or the tendon on the bottom of the toe pulls harder. This results in a curling up of the toe.

Toenail Fungus (onychomycosis) Fungi like a warm, moist and dark environment (like inside a shoe). A fungal infection in your toenails may cause the nails to become discolored, thickened, crumbly or loose.  It is most easily treated before it becomes entrenched. Treatment after it has become entrenched can still be successful but does depend upon patient compliance with the medication regime.

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