Diagnostic Ultrasound

Information about diagnostic ultrasound:

What is diagnostic ultrasound?

Diagnostic ultrasound can be used by specific members of the South West Podiatry team to examine and view internal structures of the foot and ankle such as bone, ligaments, and tendons. We aim to find the source of your problem, and discuss an effective treatment plan.

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.

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.  Ultrasound is only used by specific members of our team.  The use of on-site diagnostic ultrasound to inform clinical practice has it’s limitations and a referral into an external diagnostic imaging service may be deemed more suitable, if required, such as an MRI or X-ray.  

Diagnostic ultrasound can also be used guide injections to reduce pain and to guide local anaesthesia injections during minor surgical procedures.

Clinic Locations:

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


How to book:

If you are a New Patient, please schedule an Initial Consultation online, click here:  BOOK ONLINE. Existing patients can also schedule a follow-up consultation online: BOOK ONLINE .  Please check your podiatrists Bio here: About us  Alternatively call: 02071646607 to speak to our friendly booking team Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm or Friday 9am-3:30pm.


Insurance and Fees:

We accept most major private medical insurance companies including BUPAVitalityWPACignaAVIVA and Simply Health. A full list of our consultation fees including self-pay can be found here: Insurance and Fees. 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. Pressure analysis available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield clinics with treadmill examinations.