Foot and Ankle Digital X-Ray Services Questions and Answers
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Not all diagnosis can be made by just talking through your symptoms and conducting a visual examination. Sometimes your doctor may need to get a closer look at the internal structure of your feet or ankles, especially if a bone fracture is suspected. This is where digital X-ray machines come in handy – they help not only tell that an injury occurred, but also precisely where and how it occurred, which may help your doctor in providing the best care.
X-rays have been used in clinical and medical settings for over 100 years, and they have rapidly been advancing. Digital X-rays are now here and provide instant feedback, greater safety for the doctor and patient, and offer more finite images, and the ability for image transfer and enhancement options. Do you have a sore foot or ankle? Do you think you have arthritis? Then digital X-rays may help your doctor find out what’s going on and may help them find solutions on the treatment front.
Does foot X-ray include ankle?
A foot X-ray is a painless and safe test that takes an image of a patient’s foot. The images will display the soft tissue and bones of the foot, which include the front end of the foot, toes and ankle bones. The X-ray can certainly help find the cause of common symptoms and signs of tenderness, pain, swelling, and deformities, as well as detect broken bones or dislocated joints.
When should you get an X-ray on your foot?
An X-ray is necessary only when there is pain in any area of the foot that is causing a patient discomfort and difficulty walking. Regardless of any level of pain – mild, moderate, or severe – you should seek medical attention to have it checked out to find out exactly what’s going on.
Can a foot X-ray show arthritis?
Arthritis is the inflammation of one of more of your joints, which can cause stiffness and pain in the body and is very common in the small joints of the ankle and foot. Arthritis can affect the foot or ankle – and all types can make it difficult to walk and perform activities. X-rays of the foot will show arthritis and will show the narrowing of the joint space between bones.
How long does it take for a foot fracture to heal?
A foot fracture, also known as a broken foot, is common. The human foot has 26 bones, and bones usually break when something crushes, bends, twists, or stretches on them. You should seek medical attention if your foot is numb, cold or blue, or if the foot is misshapen, deformed, or pointing in the wrong direction, you have severe pain, or there is a large wound or cut near a possible broken bone. For healing time, a patient may need 6 to 8 weeks to fully heal. There are a number of treatments for a foot fracture: pain medications, cast and splint care and resting. Crutches will help for some mobility, and you should not put any pressure or weight on the fractured foot.
Digital X-rays are the tool that doctors use so that they can have an inside look at what’s going on with your foot or ankle, and technology has advanced, meaning the x-rays now provide valuable information about our bones and what’s going on with them and around them. X-rays have been around for years, and today Digital X-rays are helping medical professionals and patients alike. They are fast, reliable, and imaging helps give doctors the full scoop on what’s happening with a patient’s foot or ankle? Are you in pain? Are you having trouble walking? Don’t wait, get help from a healthcare professional today. Digital X-rays will identify your problem and from there you can get treatment and quickly get on the road to recovery.
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