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Chiropody. Woman chiropodist uses a machine to file down the calluses on a patient's feet. Calluses are areas of thickened skin caused by regular or prolonged pressure or friction. Chiropody is the examination and treatment of diseases and malfunctions of the feet. All ages may be treated, for problems which include ankle injuries, bunions and hammer toes, foot ulcers, toenail infections. Chiropodists are trained to use pharmaceutical drugs, dressings, and local anaesthetics. In some cases they may conduct surgery.
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