Foot ultrasound is a medical imaging technique
Foot ultrasound is a medical imaging technique used in podiatry to diagnose and evaluate foot problems. It is non-invasive and provides real-time images of the inside of the foot without the need for surgery.
Podiatric foot ultrasound is used to diagnose a variety of problems, such as fractures, sprains, soft tissue injuries, inflammation and infections. It can also be used to guide cortisone injections and to assess blood flow problems in the foot.
During the examination, a gel is applied to the area to be examined, then an ultrasound probe is placed on the skin. The sound waves are then sent into the foot, where they are reflected by the tissues and sent back to the probe. The waves are then converted into real-time images, allowing the podiatrist to visualize the internal structures of the foot.
One of the main advantages of foot ultrasound in podiatry is that it is non-invasive and does not require ionizing radiation, unlike X-ray or CT scans. It is also fast and convenient, as the images are available immediately and can be interpreted in real time.
If you suffer from foot pain or problems, ultrasound can be a valuable tool to help your podiatrist diagnose and treat your condition. Contact your podiatrist now to learn more about this medical imaging technique and to find out if it is appropriate for your specific condition.