X-rays of the hand, wrist, arm, foot, ankle, knee, or leg help determine whether a bone has been fractured or injured or damaged by conditions such as an infection, arthritis, or other disease.
Other reasons for conventional X-rays on your feet include:
- Evaluate changes in the bones caused by such things as an infection, arthritis, or other bone disease.
- Help evaluate whether a child's bones are growing normally.
- Locate foreign objects (such as pieces of glass or metal) in a wound.
- To determine whether bones are properly set after treating a fracture and placing a cast on an arm or leg.