What Do Podiatrists Use Ultrasounds For?
Podiatrists can use ultrasounds to diagnose a variety of foot and ankle problems.
Ultrasounds are particularly effective in diagnosing soft tissue problems. Ultrasounds work by sending sound waves through the body. It is similar to how radar uses sound waves. The waves hit a targeted area and are sent back to a recording device, which in turn produces an image.
Ultrasounds may be utilized by podiatrists when the patient is suffering from:
- Morton’s Neuroma.
- Presence of foreign bodies.
- Plantar fasciitis or heel spurs.
- Soft tissue masses.
- Injuries of the ligaments, cartilage, or tendons.
- Tendonitis (or tears in a tendon)
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Ultrasounds are a completely safe, painless and non-invasive diagnostic procedure.
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