Ultrasound use of high-frequency sound waves to create images of the soft tissue structures inside of the foot. It is a safe, non-invasive imaging technique that is widely used in podiatry. Ultrasound allows your podiatrist to visualize soft tissues, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other structures within the foot, making it a valuable tool for diagnosing and monitoring foot injuries and conditions.

Your doctor may use ultrasound to diagnose your condition especially if you are presenting with a tendon or ligament issue. Soft tissue masses can also be evaluated with ultrasound to determine if it is a fluid filled mass like a ganglion or a solid mass like a neuroma. It can also be used during an injection if your doctor needs to visualize the structures that are being injected or during a minimally invasive procedure to guide the doctor to the precise procedural area. A major benefit of ultrasound is it allows your doctor to observe your foot in motion which is great for looking for injuries.

Ultrasound is a valuable diagnostic tool in the evaluation and treatment of foot pain. The absence of radiation exposure makes it a safe and effective choice for assessing and managing foot-related problems. Offering in-office ultrasound helps patients to get faster diagnosis and treatment for their foot problems.

Consult one of our podiatrists for evaluation and treatment of your soft tissue pain.