X-rays are used by your podiatrist to help diagnose a
variety of foot-related ailments. Often x-rays will reveal a developing
condition before it becomes painful. In other cases, x-rays are necessary to
help evaluate fractures, sprains, and other sports-related injuries.
X-rays make it possible to
check the progress of injured bones as they mend. X-rays also are useful in
checking the progress of children's feet and legs as they develop. For
example, the cause of a tendency to toe-in or walk on the outside of the
foot can be discovered early enough to begin an effective treatment program
to help correct the condition before it becomes permanent.
You may have wondered if
x-rays are safe. With the latest methods, equipment and safeguards, there's
no reason for anyone to be concerned. Our staff is thoroughly trained and
experienced. The lowest possible exposure is used. In fact, the total
exposure ... even over a period of time ... is little more than you normally
receive from natural sources that surround you in everyday living.
In terms of cost, x-rays
often are partially or completely covered by your insurance. Check with our
office staff for assistance and full details on your coverage.
Through the use of x-rays
the podiatrist can help keep your feet healthy and happy for a lifetime.
Can a podiatrist help you? We make it easy to find out. Here's how....
The physicians and staff of the A Step Ahead Foot & Ankle Centers
maintain two complete podiatric clinical facilities and provide 24-hour
emergency service. We participate in most health plans including Blue Cross
/ Blue Shield, Medicare, and Medicaid. We complete and file all necessary
insurance forms and make every effort to assure you of maximum benefits with
minimum out-of-pocket expense.
You are invited to make an appointment today to relieve your foot
problems by calling us at 970-493-4660 or 970-667-0769.