Joint and muscle pain are complaints that many patients suffer from on a daily basis. It is important to find the real source of the symptoms, so you can make the proper diagnosis and prescribe the right treatment. We have the solution...
The advances in ultrasound technology over the last several years have allowed Physical Therapists to expand their expertise in diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal injuries. Structures that were only previously seen on MRI or CT scan can now be seen in even more detail and are able to be observed while in motion during your treatment session. At Sterling Physical Therapy & Wellness, our Physical Therapists have been trained in the use and implementation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic musculoskeletal ultrasound to provide our patients with the most innovative and lead invasive technology available.
Ultrasound gives our physicians the ability to do the following:
- Greatest modality to evaluate soft tissue (tendon/muscle/ligament) or bony surface structures
- Live/dynamic testing (moving body parts during the exam gives the physician much more information than a static, stationary photograph as in MRI/CT)
- Provides your Therapist with invaluable information about your injury which accelerates your progress and improves your overall therapy outcome.
- Easily tolerated by patients (no problems with claustrophobia and no radiation exposure)
- Highly portable (can be transported easily to training rooms for evaluation of athletes at many locations)
- Evaluate possible foreign bodies (glass, metal, wood, etc)
- Evaluate calcific deposits
- Much lower cost to patients than MRI/CT scans.
- Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging (MSKUS) is a non-invasive technology used to assist your healthcare professionals in diagnosing conditions by providing an image of tendons, ligaments, muscles, soft tissue, and the surfaces of bones.
- Abnormalities such as muscle and tendon tears, soft tissue masses, inflammatory joints disease and nerve conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome can be detected with MSKUS on an in-office examination.
- Musculoskeletal ultrasound simply uses sonic waves, and there is no exposure to radiation.