Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging is a non-invasive way to view pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and joints in your body. At Advanced Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy in Riverdale, we have speciality ultrasound equipment to help us see beneath the skin’s surface and get a better look at your musculoskeletal system using this equipment. Ultrasound technology uses sound waves to produce pictures of inside the body. This is also called sonography. Using a small transducer probe and applied gel, high frequency sound waves travel from the probe into the body and create an image.
In our practice, we use musculoskeletal ultrasound to:

  • Look at tendons to identify any tears. Most commonly, this includes rotator cuff tears in the shoulder, achilles tendon in the ankle, tendons in the knee, among other muscles in the body.
  • See internal ligament sprains or tears
  • See inflammation or the build up of fluid in joints
  • Identify any changes in the joints

Benefits of a Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

This technology allows us to quickly see muscular issues under the skin without any invasive procedures. In addition, musculoskeletal ultrasounds are extremely safe since it does not use any type of radiation. When we conduct a musculoskeletal ultrasound at Advanced Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, we are able to capture pictures of inside your body in real-time. This helps your doctor or clinician to be able to see movement issues in soft tissues that cause you pain or discomfort without the need for surgery.

Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Appointment!

At Advanced Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy in Riverdale, our goal is to help our patients avoid illness or injury, while providing natural therapies to help improve function if injuries or illness do occur. If you are curious about learning more about our musculoskeletal ultrasound services, or if you think you are a candidate for this specialized service, please contact our clinic today by calling 973-616-4555 to schedule your consultation with our therapy team.

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