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Diagnostic Ultrasound

 

We have recently invested in a diagnostic ultrasound machine so that we can give a speedy diagnosis and treatment to help you get out of pain and recovered quickly.

 

Our new machine has made a huge difference to the effectiveness of the treatments we provide, as it has been able to help identify a wide range of foot and ankle problems.

 

What is a Diagnostic Ultrasound?

A diagnostic ultrasound is an imaging method which uses high-frequency sound waves to accurately produce images of structures within the body. It is most commonly used when viewing a foetus during pregnancy, but it is also used throughout medicine to investigate and identify a wide variety of diseases and conditions.

It is also sometimes referred to as a ‘musculoskeletal’ ultrasound, which simply means that it produces pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints within particular areas of the body. It is an imaging technique that is particularly useful when identifying lower limb related conditions, such as:

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Heel spurs

  • Torn tendons

  • Ligament injuries

  • Stress fractures

  • Morton’s Neuroma

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

  • Foot or ankle-based Arthritis

  • Bursitis or capsulitis