Foot & Ankle Ultrasounds
This week our experienced clinical team attended a presentation online by our senior sonographer, Dr Sana Shamshad. She presented an informative overview of the Foot & Ankle anatomy, a commonly scanned area of the body for Musckuloskeletal (MSK) ultrasounds.
MSK scans are painless and a common test to understand various ligament, tendon and nerve issues.
At Harmonic Medical Sonography we use ultrasound technology to assist with assessments and diagnoses of the following common foot complaints:
- Tendonitis – Tendons are bands of connective tissue that connect muscles to bones. Tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon, either short or long term.
- Ankle Injuries – These ankle injuries involves many ligaments and tendons. There are several types of ankle sprains that can effect both ligaments and tendons.
- Morton’s Neuroma – A thickening or enlargement of a nerve that runs between the metatarsals.
- Bursitis – Bursitis is a common condition that can occur in the heels. Bursitis in the feet can be caused by trauma or by repetitive use as well as associated with other conditions.
- Heel Spurs – Heel spurs can appear at the back of the heel (posterior calcaneal) or beneath the heel under the sole of the foot (plantar calcaneal).
- Plantar Fasciitis – Plantar fasciitis is the condition in which the plantar fascia becomes inflamed. The plantar fascia is the band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot from your heel to your toes.
The foot and ankle is a complex structure with various angles that demand further knowledge and experience to effectively visualise the tissues in the area. As such at Harmonic Medical Sonography, we aim to ensure our sonographers have more in-depth Musculoskeletal training to assist in identifying accurate diagnoses.
Dr Sana Shamshad is a highly skilled sonographer who is currently performing ultrasound scans in East Sussex, specifically Hastings, St Leonards-on-Sea, Bexhill-on-Sea, Peacehaven, Newhaven and Eastbourne. Please get in contact with us today if you would like to organise a scan in those locations.