Tests and procedures used to diagnose corns and calluses include:
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- A physical exam. Your doctor will examine your feet and rule out other causes of thickened skin, such as warts and cysts.
- An X-ray. Your doctor may recommend an X-ray of your hand or foot to see if a physical abnormality is causing the corn or callus.
- Goldstein BG, et al. Overview of benign lesions of the skin. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed Nov. 22, 2013.
- Calluses and corns. The Merck Manuals: The Merck Manual for Health Care Professionals. http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/dermatologic_disorders/cornification_disorders/calluses_and_corns.html. Accessed Nov. 22, 2013.
- Corns and calluses. American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. http://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/conditions/ailments-of-the-big-toe/Pages/Corns-and-Calluses.aspx. Accessed Nov. 22, 2013.