X-Rays

X-rays are a diagnostic test that shows infection, injury, and disease in the bones. A [term=’podiatrist’]podiatrist[/term] would use X-rays to properly diagnose and treat problems with the bones of the foot and ankle. X-rays can reveal abnormal bone growth or changes and can monitor the alignment of bones as they heal after a [term=’fractures’]fracture[/term]. X-rays are also used to reveal foreign objects that have penetrated the skin and tissue.