Ultrasound is a type of scan that uses 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.
Scanning the injured or painful area provides information that is necessary to make an accurate diagnosis. This allows for timely treatment of your condition without any delays.
How it works
Ultrasound is safe and painless, producing pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves.
Inaudible sound waves travel from the probe through a gooey gel into the body. The images they create are detailed and real-time, which 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 & certification in Diagnostic Ultrasound.