Hyperkeratosis defines increased quantities of keratin in the skin causing thickening of the stratum corneum. In other words, the skin thickens in a more or less large area. In cases of pathological hyperkeratosis, the inflammatory process leads to excessive cell regeneration that can cause loss in sensitivity or even amputation
. This condition, however, is not systematically pathological, notably when it involves thickening of the skin of the feet
, usually caused by walking barefoot or repetitive or even intensive use of tools. The treatment for hyperkeratosis involves consulting a chiropodist or podiatrist
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