Elite Foot & Ankle

Diagnosis of Symptoms

Orthopedic Podiatrist Castle Rock CO Diagnosis of Symptoms

At Elite Foot and Ankle Center, we evaluate each patient’s health history, perform a physical examination, and take a digital X-ray to diagnose your foot/ankle pain. We will ask you questions about how it started, when you first noticed it, how it affects you, and what you may (or may not) have done to make it feel better or worse.

Any of the following may be important to your diagnosis:
  • Medical history
  • Symptoms
  • Health
  • Activity
  • Examine affected joint
  • Range of motion tests
  • Joint-line tenderness
  • Joint deformities
  • X-rays or MRI

Because there are many possible causes of pain in the foot and ankle, a proper diagnosis of these problems often requires a thorough examination by a trained specialist. Whatever the diagnosis, your physician will help you choose the best treatment option for you.

If non-surgical treatments such as diet, exercise, medications, supplements, and physical therapy fail, your orthopedic surgeon may recommend a surgical solution.

Learn more about conditions and treatments of foot and ankle pain