A toe X-ray can help find the cause of symptoms such as pain, limp, tenderness, swelling or deformity in the toe. It can detect a broken bone, and after a broken bone has been set, it can help determine whether the bone is in satisfactory alignment.
If surgery of the foot is required, an X-ray may be taken to plan for the surgery and to assess the results of the operation. Also, an X-ray can help detect cysts, tumors or other diseases in the bone, including later stages of bone infections.
An X-ray at home Toes - AP Lateral Oblique views is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. It can determine the proximal middle and distal phalanges of the foot.