Diagnostic Ultrasound Testing

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The First Coast Foot and Ankle Clinic now offers Diagnostic Ultrasound.  This is a non-invasive test used to elevate soft-tissue (tendons, ligaments, nerves, muscles, etc.) of the foot and ankle.  Diagnostic Ultrasound assists in the investigation and visualization of soft tissue of the foot and ankle from chronic or acute pain resulting from such problems as:

  • Achilles Tendonitis or Rupture
  • Plantar Fibromas
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rupture
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • General Tendonitis or Capsulitis
  • Heel Spurs
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Ankle Sprains or Strains
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Degeneration of fat pad thickness on the bottom of the foot
  • Cystic Masses

All of diagnoses are more easily treated with the use of this specialized diagnostic instrumentation. The examination is completely painless and can be performed in less than ½ hour in the office.
Ultrasound diagnosis is performed with high frequency sound waves - higher than the range of human hearing. Visualization of soft tissue structures is created when the ultrasound beam is transmitted into the foot and echoes are reflected from these structures. The echoes are then seen on a small screen.

Just as expectant parents can see their child in the mother's womb with the use of obstetrical ultrasound, Dr. Vimal Reddy can visualize the soft tissues of the foot.  This leads to a more concise diagnosis and therefore more efficient treatment of the pathology.

If you are suffering from chronic foot pain associated with soft tissue injury or disease, diagnostic ultrasound could help in obtaining an accurate diagnosis of your foot or ankle problem. Call the First Coast Foot and Ankle Clinic today at 904-739-9129 to schedule a consultation, or request an appointment via our website.

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