X-Ray foot or ankle???
🤕The Ottawa ankle rule is a reliable outcome measure used to assess if you need an x-ray on your foot/ankle injury (Pires et al. 2014).
🔭See second picture to see what Ottawa ankle rules are and what bony points to palpate. Inability to weight bear was the most important isolated item to predict fracture presence (Pires et al. 2014).
🤕Fractures are a very low percentage of ankle injuries, so it may be unnecessary to expose yourself to radiation of the x-ray, if in doubt check it out.