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Diagnosis of Foot Pain

Foot pain, with or without the possibility of a fracture, should prompt a call to the doctor. It is possible to walk with a foot or toe fracture, so it is important to get it checked to prevent further damage.

The doctor will ask about any symptoms and/or activities related to the foot pain. Your medical history will be reviewed and a physical exam will be done. This includes a thorough exam of the both feet. Many problems are visible or felt during an exam.

Imaging tests can identify problems and evaluate structures to help find the cause of the pain. Imaging tests may include:

Revision Information

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  • Foot care 101. American Podiatric Medical Association website. Available at: Accessed December 28, 2012.

  • Foot care basics: preventing and treating common foot conditions. Harvard Medical School website. Available at: Accessed December 28, 2012.

  • 2/13/2014 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance American College of Radiology ACR Appropriateness Criteria. ACR 2013.

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