X-rays are used by your local podiatrist at A Step Ahead Foot & Ankle Center to help diagnose a variety of foot-related ailments. Often, foot 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 as foot X-rays make it possible to check the progress of injured bones as they mend.
X-rays are also useful in checking the progress of children’s feet and legs as they develop. For example, the cause of a tendency to in-toe 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 be wondering if foot X-rays are safe. With the latest methods, equipment and safeguards, there’s no reason for anyone to be concerned. Our staff at A Step Ahead Foot & Ankle Center is thoroughly trained and experienced with the equipment. The lowest possible exposure to radiation is obtained. In fact, the total exposure, even over a period of time, is just a little more than you normally receive from natural sources that surround you in everyday living.
In terms of cost, foot X-rays are often partially if not completely covered by your insurance. Call your insurance company to determine your benefit coverage prior to receiving the X-ray.
Through the use of X-rays, the foot specialists at A Step Ahead Foot & Ankle Center can help keep your feet healthy and happy for a lifetime. Call today to schedule an appointment at one of our four convenient locations!
ASA Treatment Facilities
The physicians and staff at 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 receive maximum benefits with minimum out-of-pocket expenses.
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