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Gabriel J. Halperin, DPM
3616 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063

323-264-6157


Podiatrist
3616 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063

The podiatrists at Gabriel J. Halperin, DPM treat foot and ankle problems such as heel pain, diabetic foot care, bunions and shockwave therapy in Los Angeles, CA.


Podiatry Factoid

The strongest and largest tendon, the Achilles tendon connects muscles in the lower leg with the heel bone. Sports that tighten the calf muscles, such as basketball, running and high-jumping can overstress this tendon and cause a strain (Achilles tendinitis) or a rupture. A direct blow to the foot, ankle, or calf can also cause it.
X-Rays

X-rays of the hand, wrist, arm, foot, ankle, knee, or leg help determine whether a bone has been fractured or injured or damaged by conditions such as an infection, arthritis, or other disease.

Other reasons for conventional X-rays on your feet include:
  • Evaluate changes in the bones caused by such things as an infection, arthritis, or other bone disease.

  • Help evaluate whether a child's bones are growing normally.

  • Locate foreign objects (such as pieces of glass or metal) in a wound.

  • To determine whether bones are properly set after treating a fracture and placing a cast on an arm or leg.

Pregnant women, especially those in their first trimester, are advised against having a CT exam or any X-ray examination. Extremity X-rays usually takes only five to 10 minutes.

While extremity X-rays do a good job showing bone fractures or dislocations, they are not very accurate when it comes to showing affected cartilage, tendons, or ligaments. A MRI or CT scan may be prescribed.