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How is a foot fracture typically diagnosed?
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Xray
No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor.

In brief: Xray
No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Xray
Fractures are most commonly diagnosed with a simple x-ray.

In brief: Xray
Fractures are most commonly diagnosed with a simple x-ray.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: X-ray
You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture or if it is just a sprain.
If fractured, you will need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location and severity of the injury. You may need foot surgery if the fracture is not stable or if it is displaced. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you.

In brief: X-ray
You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture or if it is just a sprain.
If fractured, you will need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location and severity of the injury. You may need foot surgery if the fracture is not stable or if it is displaced. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Foot fracture
Pain and tenderness over the bony areas of the foot, with swelling , and bruising of the area.
The typical confirmation of a fracture is by x-ray examination.

In brief: Foot fracture
Pain and tenderness over the bony areas of the foot, with swelling , and bruising of the area.
The typical confirmation of a fracture is by x-ray examination.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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In brief: Foot fracture
Physical examination xrays possibly, additional testing....

In brief: Foot fracture
Physical examination xrays possibly, additional testing....
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
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