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Diagnosis of Foot Pain
- X-rays—Can identify problems, such as arthritis, bone spurs, fractures, bone tumors, and metallic foreign bodies.
- MRI scan—Can look at other structures in the foot that may be causing pain.
- CT scan—may be used as follow up for healed fratures or rigid flat feet
- Ultrasound—especially for joint or soft tissue damage
Foot care. American Diabetes Association website. Available at: http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/complications/foot-complications/foot-care.html . Accessed December 28, 2012.
Foot care. National Institute on Aging website. Available at: http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/foot-care . Updated April 18, 2012. Accessed December 28, 2012.
Foot care 101. American Podiatric Medical Association site. Available at: http://www.apma.org/files/FileDownloads/myFEETFootCare101.pdf . Accessed December 28, 2012.
Foot care basics: preventing and treating common foot conditions. Harvard Medical School website. Available at: http://www.health.harvard.edu/special%5Fhealth%5Freports/Foot%5FCare%5FBasics . Accessed December 28, 2012.
2/13/2014 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: American College of Radiology ACR Appropriateness Criteria. ACR 2013.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 02/2014
- Update Date: 03/18/2013