Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to accurately produce images of structures inside the body. It is used throughout medicine to investigate and identify a wide variety of diseases and conditions.

Ultrasounds can be used to create an image of all the muscles, tendons and ligaments in your foot and ankle, such as the Achilles tendon, the plantar fascia, the posterior tibial tendon, and the peroneal tendons. This is particularly beneficial when identifying and treating conditions within the foot and ankle.

An ultrasound scan of the foot or ankle can help identify a number of issues:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Neuroma
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Heel Spur
  • Torn Ligaments or Tendons
  • Stress Fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Plantar Plate Injuries