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X-ray information

Posted by Cyndi on 11/27/04 at 15:58 (164770)

Can you tell from an X-ray if you have fallen arches and need orthodics?

Re: X-ray information

Julie on 11/28/04 at 02:33 (164780)

Cyndi, your podiatrist should be able to tell just by looking at you standing and walking. If your arches have fallen your foot will turn in visibly at the ankle joint. A family member would be able to see it if you asked them to look.

I'm not saying this would be a firm and accurate diagnosis of a foot problem - only that it's obvious, and doesn't require Xrays to determine it.

Re: X-ray information

Dr. Z on 11/28/04 at 11:08 (164795)

There are specific x-ray views with measurements that can describe a flat foot. Clinical examination with weight bearing is the first phase and in most cases the only evaluation needed to diagnosis Pes Planus- flat feet

Re: X-ray information

Cyndi on 11/29/04 at 17:36 (164884)

Thanks Julie and DR Z for your info.

I am having my orthos re-made again since they are so uncomfortable, I just wondered if I really needed them. I tried on a NAOT clog and it felt pretty good, but was $100.00.