If you have foot pain and/or suspect that a bone in your toe or foot has been broken (fractured), call your doctor. You may be able to walk even if a foot bone has been fractured, particularly if it is a chipped bone or a toe fracture.

Diagnosis of foot pain may include the following:

Initial Evaluation —Your doctor will review your medical history and will ask questions about your foot pain, your daily activities, and any present or previous injuries.

Physical Exam —Your doctor will examine your feet. Many foot problems are obvious from a simple exam.

X-rays —You may have x-rays of your foot. X-rays can identify problems, such as arthritis , bone spurs, fractures, bone tumors, and metallic foreign bodies.