Advanced Diagnostics

Sweeping advances in medical technology have led to new methods for diagnosing foot conditions and identifying the underlying causes of foot pain. Guided by these modern technologies, physicians can make more informed and specific choices about treatment plans for each patient.

Some examples of advanced diagnostic technologies include:

  • Ultrasound – Because many soft tissue conditions will not show up on an X-ray, ultrasound technology can be used to diagnose a number of foot conditions and injuries. Some examples include neuroma, inflamed or torn tendons, inflammation of the plantar fascia, bursitis and ganglion cysts, periostitis, and more.
  • MRI – Magnetic Resonance Imaging allows doctors to see inside the human body, showing tissue in ever increasing levels of resolution. Applied to the foot and ankle, MRI can be used to identify tendon injuries, ligament tears, serious sprains, tumors and masses, bone and soft tissue infection, subtle fractures, and more.
  • Computerized Gait Analysis – Using computerized sensors, detailed measurements are taken of the pressures occurring inside your shoes as you walk or run. These measurements can help provide a sophisticated assesment of each individual patient’s unique foot mechanics and foot function.

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