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Fitness and Your Feet
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Ultrasound is a very effective tool for diagnosing a wide variety of foot and ankle problems, particularly soft tissue problems. Ultrasound uses sound waves on the body in a way much like radar uses sound waves. The waves hit a targeted area and are bounced back to a recording device, which produces an image. Ultrasound is a completely safe, noninvasive, and painless diagnostic procedure.
Common problems for which ultrasound may be prescribed include:
Heel spurs or plantar fasciitis.
Injuries of the ligaments, tendons, or cartilage.
Presence of foreign bodies.
Soft tissue masses.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome.
Tendonitis or tears in a tendon.