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Diagnosis of Foot Pain

The doctor will ask about your symptoms and health history. You may also be asked about the activities that you do. A physical exam will be done. It will focus on the feet. Many foot problems can be seen or felt during an exam.
Imaging tests may be done to look for causes of the pain. This can be done with:

References

Foot care 101. American Podiatric Medical Association website. Available at: http://www.apma.org/files/FileDownloads/myFEETFootCare101.pdf. Accessed May 5, 2020.
Foot complications. American Diabetes Association website. Available at: https://www.diabetes.org/diabetes/complications/foot-complications. Updated May 5, 2020. Accessed May 5, 2020.
Foot pain and problems. Johns Hopkins Medicine website. Available at: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/foot-pain-and-problems. Accessed May 5, 2020.

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