Sound Waves That Can Exactly Locate the Source of Your Pain
With advanced diagnostic ultrasound in Wauwatosa, WI, Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists 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 can quickly see what is wrong and determine the best course of treatment.
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 Dr. Milkie can interpret in real-time.
The ultrasound machine is painless and noninvasive. It is safe and costs much less than CAT scans 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 special gel completes the contact between your skin and the transducer. You will feel no pain and you will be able to speak with our expert at any time during the process.
Experience Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Wauwatosa, WI
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (414) 257-0676. You may also use our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Complete Examination
- Discover Your Options
- Custom Treatment Plan
- BONUS: Receive a Copy of Dr. Milkie's Book, The Plantar Fasciitis Solution
During your appointment, we will take the time to thoroughly assess your condition and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to helping you live a pain-free life!