Diagnostic Ultrasound is a type of non-invasive test used to examine the soft-tissues of the foot and ankle. The information gathered from the Diagnostic Ultrasound helps to determine problems such as heel pain, tendonitis, deep infections, puncture wounds, neuromas and foreign bodies.
The Diagnostic Ultrasound can usually be done during your scheduled appointment time. The process is similar to an ultrasound given to a mother during pregnancy. The doctor will place gel on the area that needs to be evaluated and proceed to go over the gel with a probe to examine the tissue. The process of Diagnostic Ultrasound is quick and harmless.