Foot & Ankle Ultrasound Diagnostic Imaging
Our physicians use ultrasound imaging in the office on a daily basis to assist in the diagnosis and the treatment of many foot and ankle conditions. Ultrasound allows the physician to see and diagnose problems with the soft tissues of the foot including plantar fasciitis, ligament tears or sprains, tendon tears or sprains, and soft tissue masses like neuroma or ganglion cysts. Many times, the use of an ultrasound can replace the need for an MRI or determine if MRI is needed for surgical planning. Ultrasounds are done in real-time in the office, allowing your physician to provide an image-based diagnosis to explain your symptoms. This allows same day treatment for confirmed soft tissue problems.
A foot & ankle ultrasound can also be used in the office to assist with procedures. Injections are much more accurate and successful with the use of ultrasound guidance where the physician can see the needle and injection in real time as the medication is delivered to the injured area of the foot and ankle.
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Silver Spring, MD (International Drive) Silver Spring, MD (MedStar-Leisure World)