Diagnostic Examinations

When you are suffering from pain or discomfort in your feet, ankles, or lower legs, you need to visit your doctor to determine the source of the pain. With a series of tests and examinations available, your doctor can better diagnose your condition and prescribe the best method of treatment.

Diagnostic tools

Depending on your specific symptoms, your doctor may use one or more of the following diagnostic tools to identify your condition

Physical Examination

Persistent pain and discomfort in your feet, ankle, or lower legs is not a normal occurrence. It is important to undergo a physical examination to find suitable treatment.

CAT (or CT) Scan

If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain and your podiatrist cannot determine the cause through a physical examination, you may need a computerized axial tomography scan or CAT scan.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Physical examinations and X-rays are great diagnostic tools, but in some cases, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is needed to better diagnose pain, discomfort, or swelling in your feet, ankles, and legs.

Disease Screenings

Diseases and disorders can have an adverse effect on your feet, ankles, and lower leg. Screenings for these diseases and disorders can assist in determining proper treatment.

Ultrasound

When these initial diagnostic tools cannot diagnose the condition, an ultrasound is used to help a doctor evaluate pain, swelling, infection, and other symptoms.

X-rays

After an initial physical examination, your doctor may suggest an X-ray to determine if your foot is broken or if there is another issue that is causing the pain.

Make an Appointment

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Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 8.00 - 17.00
Saturday 9.30 – 17.30
Sunday 9.30 – 15.00 

Address

515 West Beverly Blvd,
Suite 201 Montebello,
CA 90640 

Contact Information

Phone: (323) 346-0996
aokelekian@drkelekian.com

 

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