Can diagnostic ultrasound be used for foot problems?

On the list of important concepts that all health care professionals want to do is have the proper diagnosis of their client’s issue right. Before they get that correct, then choices as to the best therapy shouldn't be made and suggestions given for the best course of action suggested. Typically any diagnosis was depending on the physical assessment and also a overview of the history of the condition and limited imaging such as an x-ray. When a diagnosis cannot be established out of that information, this became a matter of following the patient to look at the way the signs and symptoms develop and so the diagnosis may become more clear. These days as well as the basic and simple x-ray now we have a lot more complex imaging techniques such as ultrasound and that is making the diagnosis approach so much easier. An episode of the podiatrists livestream, PodChatLive had been focused on the matter of diagnostic ultrasound to assist determine problems in the feet.

In that episode of PodChatLive the hosts invited on Stuart Wildman to talk about his experiences with the use of diagnostic ultrasound. He is a Physio, musculoskeletal Sonographer and Owner of The Ultrasound Site Ltd based in the UK. They reviewed some of the politics as well as education regarding ultrasound usage, specifically what the benefits and constraints of ultrasound are, and the tissues and pathologies that may be visualized around the foot and ankle with ultrasound. Stuart is the Owner and Director of The Ultrasound Site Ltd which he launched in 2013. He splits his time between Radiology and Physiotherapy in which he does both diagnostic and guided interventions in both places. Stuart Wildman qualified from the University of Southampton in the UK in 2003 with a BSc in Physiotherapy, and proceeded to achieve an MSc in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at The University of Hertfordshire and a PG Cert in MSK Sonography at Canterbury and Christ Church University.