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MMA Fighter Nearly Suffers Broken Foot
...  Common Symptoms of Broken Feet: · Bruising · Pain · Redness · Swelling · Blue (foot) · Numbness · Cold · Misshapen · Cuts · Deformities Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed...

May Articles 2014
... Diagnosis is also provided through laboratory tests and x-rays...

June Articles 2014
...There are different X-rays that can be taken as well to determine if a person has RA in their feet...

August Articles 2014
...Range of motion tests and X-rays are other options a doctor may offer a patient to rule out other conditions or problems...

September Articles 2014
...There are different X-rays that can be taken as well to determine if a person has RA in their feet...

October Articles 2014
...Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed...

Kindergartener Breaks Foot After Shoved Under School Bus
...  Common Symptoms of Broken Feet: Bruising Pain Redness Swelling Blue (foot) Numbness Cold Misshapen Cuts Deformities Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed...

November Articles 2014
...There are different X-rays that can be taken as well to determine if a person has RA in their feet...

Study Suggests Bunions Occur Due to Genetics, Not Always Due to Footwear
... Doctors often perform two tests – blood tests and x-rays – when trying to diagnose bunions, especially in the early stages of development...

Viola Davis of How to Get Away with Murder Discusses her Bunion Cure
... Doctors often perform two tests – blood tests and x-rays – when trying to diagnose bunions, especially in the early stages of development...

Celebs such as Kim Kardashian Getting “Loub Job” to Reduce Hallux Limitus Pain
... Treatment X-rays are the most common used methods for diagnosis; it is also performed with a test to see the general function of the big toe...

May Articles 2015
...There are different X-rays that can be taken as well to determine if a person has RA in their feet...

Dealing with Painful Bunions
... The foot doctor will evaluate the bunion visually and may also order x-rays to determine the severity and full extent of the deformity...

December Articles 2015
...There are different X-rays that can be taken as well to determine if a person has RA in their feet...

Ankle Sprains: Tis’ the Season
...X-rays or other imaging studies may also be ordered to determine how bad the sprain is and to check for fractures or other injuries...

Treating Plantar Fasciitis
...X-rays or other imaging tests may be ordered to rule out foot disorders with similar symptoms...

Easy Does It Prevents Achilles Tendon Issues
...X-rays, an MRI or other imaging studies may be ordered to give a clearer view of the Achilles tendon and to rule out other conditions that produce similar symptoms...

Arthritis and Your Feet
...will conduct a complete examination of your foot and ankle and will most likely order x-rays to see how far the arthritis has progressed...

Getting Control of Metatarsalgia
...will examine your foot and may order x-rays to rule out a fracture...

Why is Your Child’s Heel Hurting?
...X-rays or other imaging studies may be ordered to rule out a heel fracture or other heel problem...

Questions About Flatfeet
...X-rays may also be ordered to get a better look at the arch...

Osteoporosis and Your Feet
...If the podiatrists suspects osteoporosis, a bone densitometry test or x-rays can be ordered to confirm the diagnosis...

What is Heel Spur Syndrome?
...A complete medical history and a thorough examination of your foot and heel will be done and diagnostic imaging studies including x-rays may be ordered...

All About Foot Fractures
...will use x-rays and other imaging studies to evaluate a fracture...

Why Are My Feet Swollen?
...In some cases diagnostic tests, including x-rays, ultra sound, blood tests and urinalysis may also be utilized to find out why you are experiencing swelling...

Could You Have Turf Toe?
...The foot doctor will most likely also order x-rays to be sure that you do not have a fracture...

Treating a Lisfranc Injury
...Imaging studies, including x-rays may also be utilized to confirm the diagnosis and in some cases an examination while the patient is under anesthesia may also be ordered...

Treating Sesamoid Injuries
...X-rays or other imaging studies may also be ordered...

Could You Have Cavus Foot?
...In searching for the cause of the high arch, the podiatrist may test the muscle strength of your foot, evaluate your walking pattern and possibly order x-rays...

Is Bunion Surgery Right For You?
...X-rays or other imaging studies may also be needed to fully evaluate your bunion...

Accessory Navicular Syndrome
...   X-rays are usually ordered to confirm the diagnosis...

Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
...The extent of the condition can be further assessed with x-rays or other imaging modalities...

Ankle Fractures
...In addition, the surgeon may order x-rays and other imaging studies, as necessary...

Chronic Ankle Instability
...X-rays or other imaging studies may be helpful in further evaluating the ankle...

Ankle Sprain
...X-rays or other advanced imaging studies may be ordered to help determine the severity of the injury...

Bone Healing
...As healing progresses, the soft callus is replaced with hard bone (known as “hard callus”), which is visible on x-rays several weeks after the fracture...

Bone Infection
... To diagnose the condition, the foot and ankle surgeon will examine the area and may order blood tests and x-rays or other imaging studies...

Bone Tumors in the Foot
...  A bone tumor is first diagnosed with x-rays...

Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus)
...However, to fully evaluate the condition, the foot and ankle surgeon may take x-rays to determine the degree of the deformity and assess the changes that have occurred...

Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease)
...X-rays are often used to evaluate the condition...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
... The signs and symptoms of traumatic fractures may include: Sudden pain in the heel and inability to bear weight on that foot Swelling in the heel area Bruising of the heel and ankle The signs and symptoms of stress fractures may include: Generalized pain in the heel area that usually develops slowly (over several days to weeks) Swelling in the heel area Diagnosis  To diagnose and evaluate a calcaneal fracture, the foot and ankle surgeon will ask questions about how the injury occurred, examine the affected foot and ankle, and order x-rays...

Capsulitis of the Second Toe
...X-rays are usually ordered, and other imaging studies are sometimes needed...

Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot)
... X-rays are sometimes ordered to further assess the condition...

Charcot Foot
...X-rays and other imaging studies and tests may be ordered...

Equinus
...X-rays may also be ordered...

Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
... The surgeon will also order x-rays...

Flatfoot-Flexible
...X-rays are usually taken to determine the severity of the disorder...

Flatfoot-Pediatric
... X-rays are often taken to determine the severity of the deformity...

Flexible Flatfoot
...X-rays are usually taken to determine the severity of the disorder...

Foot Fracture
...Fractures of the foot can be diagnosed by x-rays or other studies...

Fracture-Ankle
...In addition, the surgeon may order x-rays and other imaging studies, as necessary...

Fracture-Foot
...Fractures of the foot can be diagnosed by x-rays or other studies...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
... The signs and symptoms of traumatic fractures may include: Sudden pain in the heel and inability to bear weight on that foot Swelling in the heel area Bruising of the heel and ankle The signs and symptoms of stress fractures may include: Generalized pain in the heel area that usually develops slowly (over several days to weeks) Swelling in the heel area Diagnosis  To diagnose and evaluate a calcaneal fracture, the foot and ankle surgeon will ask questions about how the injury occurred, examine the affected foot and ankle, and order x-rays...

Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
... The surgeon will also order x-rays...

Gout
...Laboratory tests and x-rays are sometimes ordered to determine if the inflammation is caused by something other than gout...

Haglund's Deformity
...In addition, x-rays will be ordered to help the surgeon evaluate the structure of the heel bone...

Hallux Rigidus
...X-rays help determine how much arthritis is present as well as to evaluate any bone spurs or other abnormalities that may have formed...

Hammertoes
... In addition, the foot and ankle surgeon may take x-rays to determine the degree of the deformities and assess any changes that may have occurred...

Heel Bone Fractures
... The signs and symptoms of traumatic fractures may include: Sudden pain in the heel and inability to bear weight on that foot Swelling in the heel area Bruising of the heel and ankle The signs and symptoms of stress fractures may include: Generalized pain in the heel area that usually develops slowly (over several days to weeks) Swelling in the heel area Diagnosis  To diagnose and evaluate a calcaneal fracture, the foot and ankle surgeon will ask questions about how the injury occurred, examine the affected foot and ankle, and order x-rays...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
... In addition, diagnostic imaging studies such as x-rays or other imaging modalities may be used to distinguish the different types of heel pain...

High-Arched Foot
... X-rays are sometimes ordered to further assess the condition...

Jones Fracture
... The surgeon will also order x-rays...

Lisfranc Injuries
... X-rays and other imaging studies may be necessary to fully evaluate the extent of the injury...

Os Trigonum Syndrome
...After the foot and ankle are examined, x-rays or other imaging tests are often ordered to assist in making the diagnosis...

Osteoporosis
... Increased pain with walking, accompanied by redness and swelling on the top of the foot, is a sign that you should see a foot and ankle surgeon for x-rays and examination...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
...X-rays may be ordered to evaluate the extent of the disease...

Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection)
... To diagnose the condition, the foot and ankle surgeon will examine the area and may order blood tests and x-rays or other imaging studies...

Osteopenia
... Increased pain with walking, accompanied by redness and swelling on the top of the foot, is a sign that you should see a foot and ankle surgeon for x-rays and examination...

Pediatric Flatfoot
... X-rays are often taken to determine the severity of the deformity...

Plantar Fasciitis
... In addition, diagnostic imaging studies such as x-rays or other imaging modalities may be used to distinguish the different types of heel pain...

Pump Bump (Hallux Rigidus)
...X-rays help determine how much arthritis is present as well as to evaluate any bone spurs or other abnormalities that may have formed...

Puncture Wounds
...In some cases, x-rays may be ordered to determine whether something remains in the wound or if bone damage has occurred...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
... To further evaluate the patient’s foot and ankle problems, the surgeon may order x-rays and/or other imaging tests...

Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot
...X-rays are ordered, and in some cases, advanced imaging studies may be ordered...

Stress Fracture in the Foot
...X-rays and other studies are used to diagnose the stress fracture...

Tailor's Bunion
...X-rays may be ordered to help the foot and ankle surgeon determine the cause and extent of the deformity...

Talar Dome Lesion
... X-rays are taken, and often an MRI or other advanced imaging tests are ordered to further evaluate the lesion and extent of the injury...

Tarsal Coalition
... In addition to examining the foot, the surgeon will order x-rays...

Turf Toe
...X-rays are typically ordered to rule out any broken bone...

Ulcers/Wounds
... Diagnosis may include x-rays to evaluate possible bone involvement...

Wounds/Ulcers
... Diagnosis may include x-rays to evaluate possible bone involvement...

Wounds-Puncture
...In some cases, x-rays may be ordered to determine whether something remains in the wound or if bone damage has occurred...

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