Doppler Ultrasound is a non-invasive test that can be utilized to examine blood flow by bouncing high frequency acoustic wave (ultra sound) off red blood cells.
Doppler ultra sound may be made use of to help identify lots of conditions, however, within our practice it is mainly utilized in the assessment of peripheral vascular condition in the lower limb.
The conditions consist of:
- A blocked artery
- Narrowing (stenosis) of an artery
- Periarticular swelling
- Peroneal, anterior tibial tendonitis, tears, and ruptures
- Bursitis: metatarsal, retrocalcaneal, etc.
- Ultrasound-guided injections
- Plantar fascia inflammation and tears
- Achilles tears, ruptures, and tendonitis
- Fractures, contusions, bone injuries
- Ligament tears, strains, etc.
- Heel spurs
- Muscle injuries
- Joint capsulitis and swelling
- Foreign bodies
If required your podiatrist may refer you to have diagnostic ultrasound scanning, X-ray or MRI to diagnose your exact condition as part of your treatment and management plan.