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Diagnosing Heel Pain

How to diagnose heel pain

In order for our Podiatrists to assess heel pain we need to first take a detailed history of when and how the heel pain started, along with other questions about the character of pain and the severity of pain to help aid in diagnosing the possible causes of pain.

Diagnostic imaging such as MRI, X-Ray and diagnostic ultrasound will help the Podiatrist in diagnosing and differentiating the causes of your heel pain. At South West Podiatry we have on-site diagnostic ultrasounds to view internal structures of the foot and ankle such as bone, ligament, and tendon.

What is ultrasound used for in Podiatry?

Ultrasound is a safe way and effective way to assess injury to muscle or tendons within your foot and ankle.

How does it work?

We use a probe that emits sound waves into your body, similar to pregnancy ultrasound. Waves of ultrasound are then converted into an image to allow us to see superficial structures within the foot and ankle.

Clinic locations:

Appointments are available at Earlsfield and Maidenhead
clinics.  *On-site diagnostic ultrasound is available at Earlsfield and
Maidenhead clinical locations.

How to book:

Click the following link to schedule your consultation online 24/7:  BOOK ONLINE. 
Alternatively, speak to our friendly booking team between 9am-5pm
Monday-Saturday: 020 7164 6607

Insurance and Fee’s:

We accept most major private medical insurance companies including BUPA, Vitality, WPA, Cigna, AVIVA and Simply Health.
A full list of our consultation fee’s including self-pay can be found
here:  Insurance
and Fee’s
. Our Podiatry team are health care professional council
registered, meaning they are required to maintain professional standards and
continued professional development. As an organisation we have invested in the
latest diagnostic technology in order to help our podiatry team, help you. We
have onsite diagnostic ultrasound available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield
clinics. Infra-red pressure analysis available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield
clinics with treadmill examinations.

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