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How are foot related sports injuries diagnosed?

Your doctor will usually start a foot related sports injury diagnosis by asking about your history. Details about the injury, including when and how it occurred, can help diagnose the trauma. Your physician will usually follow this up with an exam, which may require additional testing. You may have to undergo x-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, or other tests if bone-related injuries are suspected.

A foot related injury can be discovered by a physical therapist, or athletic/performance trainer. The professional can use manual muscle testing or number of othopedic tests to distiguish between one foot/ankle injury to another.  The use of X-rays, MRIs, and bone scans are used by physicians and/or Orthopedics  when a fracture or serious musculoskeletal pathology is present.

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