Sound Waves That Can Exactly Locate the Source of Your Pain
Have you ever had foot or ankle pain that doctors had a hard time figuring out? If so, perhaps you felt frustrated that the pain continued – even after getting treatment. That's because podiatrists not utilizing diagnostic ultrasound technology often cannot fully confirm what is causing your pain. By using advanced diagnostic ultrasound in Sugar Land, Katy, and Houston, TX, our podiatrists can locate the exact reason for your foot or ankle pain. Whether you suffer from Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, a torn tendon, or a foreign object such as a splinter or shard of glass in your foot, we are able to quickly see what is wrong and how to fix it.
What Is Diagnostic Ultrasound?
Many people have heard of ultrasounds because doctors use them to monitor babies during pregnancy. Diagnostic ultrasound makes high-frequency sound waves that humans cannot hear with their ears. In podiatry, the machine bounces sound waves off the foot or ankle’s soft tissue or bone structures. This creates an echo, which forms video images that our podiatrists can interpret in real-time.
The ultrasound machine is non-invasive, painless, and costs much less than CAT scan or MRI tests. Because it does not give off radiation or magnetization, pregnant moms or people wearing pacemakers can safely have the test.
How Does the Process Work & Feel?
Our podiatrist or technician makes contact with the area using a transducer – a device that he or she holds in the hand. This transmits the sound waves and also captures the echo that reflects back to produce the image you see on the computer monitor. You may experience a cooling sensation on your foot at the beginning of treatment. This happens when the podiatrist uses a special gel to complete the contact between your skin and the transducer. You will feel no pain at all and you will be able to speak to the podiatrist at any time during the process.
Benefit From Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Sugar Land, Katy & Houston, TX
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (281) 313-0090 to reach our Sugar Land and Katy, TX, offices. You may also click here for our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Complete Examination
- Discover Your Options
- Custom Treatment Plan
During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our advanced treatments and technology, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!