An X-ray is often ordered by physicians so as to view the inside of your body, in a non-invasive manner; X-rays are some of the most common imaging tests used today to generate an accurate image of your organs and the rest of your body, for analysis and diagnosis. Usually, a physician would order X-rays to be carried out in case you have fractured your bone but it can also be ordered to evaluate your current health and as an early diagnostic tool to determine the underlying health issue. If you are experiencing some of the following symptoms as a result of your fall, then you need to consult with your physician right away.
Inability to put weight on your right leg Inability to walk Sharp pain Inflammation in the right foot Joint pain If any of these symptoms sound familiar to what you are experiencing at the moment, then chances are high that you may have fractured your foot, which is why you need to consult with your doctor immediately.
Your doctor would first review your medical profile, and assess your current symptoms; he would then order for X-rays to be taken of the foot in question to get a better idea of what’s wrong. X-rays use tiny amounts of radiation to generate the images so you would be advised to avoid wearing any metal objects when taking the X-rays. You do not have to undergo any additional prep for having an X-ray taken of the foot; but you may be required to take some pain medication if the pain in your foot becomes intolerable, as the X-rays are being taken. These images should become available for analysis in a few hours; your doctor would examine the X- rays and make an accurate diagnosis regarding the underlying health condition and prescribe effective treatment for the same.
The X-ray Foot (Right) (AP / LAT View) is used to obtain a clear picture of your foot, so that clear and accurate images can be taken in a non-invasive manner and enable your physician to correctly diagnose your current condition and treat then same effectively.
Your doctor would ask you to disrobe, and to wear a hospital gown for taking the X-ray; you would also be asked to remove metal objects prior to taking the X-ray. The lab technician may ask you to reposition your foot in various poses to take a clear image of your foot; this will enable your doctor to make an accurate diagnosis of the same. Soon, on reviewing the X-rays, he would prescribe an effective course of treatment as well as alleviate your current pain and discomfort.