Enhanced Diagnosis with Ultrasound Scanning
Ultrasound imaging produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves is also called ultrasound scanning or sonography. It is safe and painless utilising high-frequency sound waves that are collected as they bounce back by the probe. A computer then uses those sound waves to create an image.
Ultrasound images are typically used to help diagnose:
- tendon tears or tendonitis of the rotator cuff in the shoulder, Achilles tendon in the ankle, patellar tendonitis at the knee, tennis and golfers elbow and many other tendons throughout the body.
- ligament sprains or tears.
- muscle tears, masses or fluid collections.
- Poor control of abdominal muscles leading to back pain/women’s health issues
- inflammation or fluid (effusions) within bursae and joints.
- nerve entrapments such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
- ganglion cysts.
- foreign bodies in the soft tissues (such as splinters or glass).
- early changes of rheumatoid arthritis.
Ultrasound images of the musculoskeletal system provide pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves and soft tissues throughout the body. It may even pick up undiagnosed fractures. It will enable you and your therapist to discuss the best management of your condition by providing an accurate picture of your injury or condition, that not only enhances the accuracy of a clinical diagnosis, but also monitors the recovery process.
This is an exciting new addition to our services and exclusively offered at BWT Physio.