Upper & Lower Limb: Joints & Muscle
An Ultrasound scan is excellent at diagnosing many different sports-related injuries. It is a quick and dynamic test that can be done at the pitch side or clinic.
Sports-related problems can be acute/sudden or chronic due to overuse or prolonged stress and loading.
Our doctors work closely with athletes of all levels to get an accurate diagnosis and help their path to recovery
What injuries are ultrasound good for?
- Muscle tears or rupture
- Tendon related injuries
- Ligament injuries
Common injuries diagnosed
- Rotator cuff tears
- Pectoralis major tear
- Biceps tendon injury (proximal or distal)
- Triceps injury
- Hand tendon injury
- Thumb ligament injury (UCL Tear)
- Psoas tendon
- Hamstring injury
- Quadriceps tear
- IT band injury
- Patella tendon injury
- Achilles tendon rupture
- Ankle tendon or ligament injury
- Plantar plate injury
Shoulder & Upper Arm Ultrasound
The shoulder ultrasound is one of the most common joint ultrasounds performed as it is excellent at diagnosing most causes of shoulder pain and symptoms. It assesses the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints around the shoulder and gives a good idea of how to manage your shoulder problem.
Elbow & Forearm Ultrasound
Indication: Painful or stiff elbow. Ultrasound can assess elbow lumps, the joint, muscles, tendons, and ligaments around the elbow joint. Diagnose tennis or golfer’s elbow.
Hand & Wrist Ultrasound
Assess the complex multiple joints, tendons, ligaments, and lumps involving the hands and wrist to identify the cause of pain, symptoms, or stiffness. Commonly used in looking for inflammation in joint conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Armpit (Axilla) Ultrasound
Lumps and bumps in the armpit can be alarming and sometimes a sign of cancer and can be diagnosed using ultrasound.
Ultrasound is excellent at diagnosing various upper limb problems related to sports injuries including muscle and tendon injury or ruptures.
Foot, Ankle & Heel Ultrasound
We will assess various ligaments, tendons, and joints of the foot and ankle. This includes the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia to diagnose the cause of your symptoms.
Assess the hip joint and surrounding tendons to identify the cause of pain or symptoms.
Thigh Ultrasound – Assess the thigh muscles for tears, lumps, and tendon inflammation.
Various tendons, ligaments, and lumps can be assessed very well on ultrasound. We will assess for Quadriceps tear, patella tendon tear, tendon inflammation, joint swelling, and inflammation.
Assess the muscles and tendons of the calf and diagnose any lumps and bumps.
Leg DVT Scan
Deep Vein Thrombosis Scan – Ultrasound is very good at diagnosing a deep vein thrombosis of the leg which can present with symptoms of leg swelling, pain, and redness.
Ultrasound is excellent at diagnosing various lower limb problems related to sports injuries including muscle and tendon injury or ruptures.
Your Scan Includes
What does the scan involve?
The doctor will use the ultrasound probe with a water-based jelly to examine the injury. The scan will produce images that the doctor will interpret and use to give a diagnosis. The procedure is not painful.
Due to COVID working practices, you can bring one person to accompany you in the scanning room.
There will also be a qualified chaperone present in the scan room along with the doctor.
How do I prepare?
Please dress appropriately to allow for easy access to the body part/joint being examined with ultrasound.