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How do i know if my childs foot is broken?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
X-ray: If painful and swollen, there may be a break. Need x-ray to help determine. See podiatrist and have it evaluated. Sometimes other radiographic studies are needed.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: A kid who chooses not to walk may have an issue with the foot, leg or hip. If there was obvious trauma with bruising at a particular site, localization is more defined. The non-verbal kid is harder to assess than others.His pcp can provide initial assessment and order x-rays of the appropriate site or sites. Further workup can be pursued based on initial exam and tests.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 14 years experience
X-ray & Eval: See a physician for an evaluation and possible radiographs. Radiographs are simple and are a first line tool in determining the presence of a fracture.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

How do you know if your foot is really broken?

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Dr. Frank Smith
Podiatry 29 years experience
Broken foot : If your not sure if its broken and have had an xray and an exam that was negative but you still think its broken get either a bone scan 3 phase or a MRI or ct scan.

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