Ultrasound is a type of scan that uses inaudible high-frequency sound waves to create detailed pictures of the body.
A safe, painless and radiation-free examination used in medicine for over 50 years.
The ability to scan the injured or painful area provides the information required to make an accurate diagnosis allowing for timely treatment of your condition without delays.
How it works
Ultrasound is safe and painless, producing pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves.
These inaudible sound waves travel from the probe through the gel into the body creating detailed images. As the images are captured in real-time, they can assess movement and blood flow.
Some of the conditions Ultrasound can be used to diagnose include:
- Acute injuries such as sprains and fractures
- Chronic soft tissue conditions such as plantar fasciitis, damaged or torn ligament and tendons
- Ruptured tendons
- Blood clots
- Vascular disease and blood flow problems
- Nerve entrapments
- Bone spurs
James Ferrie, the founder of My Sports Podiatrist, is a Musculoskeletal Podiatrist with a specialisation in Diagnostic Ultrasound.