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Foot & Ankle X-Rays Specialist

Chicagoland Foot and Ankle

Board Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists & Surgeons located in Beverly/Mt. Greenwood, Portage Park Chicago, IL & Orland Park, IL & New Lenox, IL

If you suffer from a foot or ankle problem, foot and ankle X-rays can help your podiatrist determine the best way to eliminate your symptoms and restore your health. At Chicagoland Foot and Ankle, with locations in the Beverly/Mt. Greenwood and Portage Park areas of Chicago, as well as Orland Park and New Lenox, Illinois, the podiatrists use foot and ankle X-rays to accurately diagnose a wide range of conditions. Call your nearest location to speak with a member of the team, or book your appointment online today.

Foot & Ankle X-Rays Q&A

What conditions can foot and ankle X-rays diagnosis?

An X-ray is a common diagnostic tool and an effective way to determine the underlying cause of your foot or ankle problem. 

Foot and ankle X-rays give your podiatrist the information they need to accurately diagnose the cause of symptoms like pain, swelling, tenderness, and loss of mobility. At Chicagoland Foot and Ankle, the team uses X-rays to diagnose conditions like:

  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Dislocations and other joint injuries
  • Deformities
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Bone infections

The first step in eliminating your pain is determining the underlying cause. A foot and ankle X-ray is a safe and painless imaging option that helps your podiatrist determine the most effective treatment for your condition. 

What should I expect during a foot and ankle X-ray?

An X-ray is a simple diagnostic that doesn’t require much preparation. During the procedure, your podiatrist may request you remove your jewelry or any other items that can interfere with the imaging test. 

Foot and ankle X-rays work by sending small amounts of radiation through your foot and ankle. This beam of radiation produces an image of your bones and soft tissue that a computer records. 

Your podiatrist may ask you to adjust your foot in certain positions to ensure the correct capture of the images. In most cases, foot and ankle X-rays only take about 15 minutes. 

What happens after my X-ray?

After discussing your symptoms and performing a physical exam, your podiatrist uses your X-ray images to determine the underlying cause of your condition. Once diagnosed, you and your podiatrist work together to develop the most effective treatment plan.

The specialists at Chicagoland Foot and Ankle have extensive experience treating a wide range of foot or ankle problems. 

In most cases, your podiatrist can treat your foot or ankle problem with conservative measures like physical therapy or orthotics. If your condition is severe or causing significant pain, you may need surgery. 

The team is committed to finding the right treatment for each patient and provides you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your health. To learn more about foot and ankle X-rays, book an appointment at Chicagoland Foot and Ankle by phone or online today.