Hi, I am Dr. O. I would like to discuss another technology that we have in our office: our ultrasound diagnostic machine. On your visit to our office, we usually start with an evaluation of your bone structure with digital x-rays. These x-rays give us great information about how your foot structure works. Our ultrasound machine then gives us information about your soft tissues in your foot and how they relate to your foot structure and pain.
The ultrasound machine can find tears in your plantar fascia and in your tendons. It can also see stress fractures, neuromas, and soft tissue masses. In many cases, the ultrasound can provide soft tissue diagnoses and prevent the need for an MRI. We can also use our ultrasound for guided injections, so that we can administer the medication needed directly to your point of pain.