Ankle & Foot Ultrasound Scans - Ankle & Foot Diagnosis
Ultrasound's ability to accurately image large numbers of anatomical structures, in short durations and with different joint positions makes it the perfect diagnostic tool for ankle & foot pain...
Ankle & Foot Diagnostic Ultrasound Scan
The Anatomy of a Ankle & Foot Ultrasound Scan
The ankle and foot anatomy contains large tendon structures such as the Achilles tendon as well as multiple small joints across the midfoot toes. Many of the tendons also run in conjunction with nerves in specified neurovascular tunnels as they cross the ankle. Diagnostic ankle and foot imaging excellent way of how to assess the majority of and such pain conditions affecting these anatomical structures
The Achilles tendon is affected with inflammation and painful thickened areas and less commonly may suffer with tears to the body of the Achilles tendon. Ultrasound imaging is the gold standard modern imaging form to evaluate extent and size of areas of Achilles tendinopathy as well as evaluate location and measurements of Achilles tendon tears, crucial to rising on appropriate management pathways.
Other tendons such as the peroneal tendons which (located at the outer aspect of the ankle and foot) and the medial ankle tendons including the tibialis posterior tendon, may also suffer with tendinopathy and inflammation of the tendon sheath (known as tenosynovitis). An ankle and foot ultrasound can diagnose these conditions with optimal accuracy.
The joints of the midfoot and toes may suffer with degenerative osteoarthritis. Changes at these joints are accurately assessed on ultrasound imaging before any changes on other forms of imaging such as x-rays and MRI scans.
Furthermore, the forefoot ultrasound scanning are able to detect "neuroma's" - thickening and pain to digital nerves as well as any fluid and inflammation to the cushions (intermetatarsal bursae) which lie between our toes.
Ankle & Foot Examination & Ultrasound Scan - £125.00
Price includes full diagnostic report with diagnostic images
07585 786 571
Ankle & Foot Ultrasound Scan Sample Report:
"In recent years, diagnostic ultrasound has become an invaluable tool for musculoskeletal specialists during our clinical assessment. With contemporary technology, I am able to confirm a clinical diagnosis and immediately commence the most evidence based treatment to achieve optimal outcomes for my patients..."
Chris Pruvey - Musculoskeletal Specialist
Msc Sports & Exercise Medicine
PG cert Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Ultrasound Guided Injections