X-rays help determine whether a bone has been fractured or damaged by conditions such as an infection, arthritis, or other disease.

Other reasons for conventional X-rays on your feet are to:

  • Evaluate changes in the bones from infections, arthritis, or other bone disease.
  • Assess whether a child's bones are growing normally.
  • Locate foreign objects (such as pieces of glass or metal) in a wound.
  • Determine whether bones are properly set after treating a fracture.

Pregnant women, especially those in their first trimester, are advised against having X-rays because the radiation may harm the unborn child. 

At East Texas Foot and Ankle Centers every one of our staff members have the Texas Podiatry Radiology certification.

Here are example of normal podiatry x ray with the standard three views:

Anterior / Posterior



Medial Oblique 


Lateral Foot X Ray