Do I need an x-ray for a twisted ankle?
Foot x-rays are also necessary to ensure no broken bones are present. Several tendons cross the ankle and attach to bones in the foot. When you sprain your ankle, these tendons pull in an awkward way that pulls on the bones. The sudden tension can cause the bones to break. All fractures of the foot and ankle need to be addressed immediately. If you sprain your ankle, or injure your foot or ankle in any way, call Houston podiatrist Dr. Andrew Schneider to have it evaluated immediately.