Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Chiropractic Alexandria VA Muscuoloskeletal UltrasoundMusculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSK Ultrasound) is a dynamic, non-invasive exam that allows high resolution, real-time evaluation of musculoskeletal disorders. It is an excellent complement to MRI and a reliable modality for diagnosing musculoskeletal disorders related to traumatic injury, degeneration and for patients who can’t undergo MRI.

Non-invasive and dynamic imaging is beneficial when range of motion is lost due to acute or chronic injury to major tendons, as well as in pain management and urgent care. Musculoskeletal ultrasound is a unique modality which will enhance patient care.


Diagnostic Ultrasound Capabilities:

  1. Chiropractic Alexandria VA Muscuoloskeletal UltrasoundShoulder examination: evaluation of shoulder pain or dysfunction
  2. Elbow examination: soft tissue injury, tendon pathology (including tendinopathy, enthesopathy and tears), ligament pathology, arthritis, loose bodies, soft tissue masses, nerve entrapment, effusion and bone injury.
  3. Wrist and hand examination: soft tissue injury, tendon pathology (tendinopathy, tenosynovitis and tears), arthritis, soft tissue masses or swelling (including ganglion cysts), nerve entrapment, effusion, foreign bodies and bone injuries.
  4. Hip examination: soft tissue injury, tendon pathology, arthritis, soft tissue masses or swelling, nerve entrapment, effusion and bone injury
  5. Knee examination: soft tissue injury, tendon and collateral ligament pathology, arthritis, soft tissue masses or swelling, loose intra-articular bodies, effusion and bone injury
  6. Ankle and foot examination: soft tissue, tendon and ligament injury, arthritis, soft tissue masses or swelling, intra-articular loose bodies, effusion, bone injury, Morton’s neuroma, plantar fasciitis, stress fracture and foreign bodies
  7. Peripheral nerve examination: compression neuropathies, neuritis, nerve masses, nerve trauma and nerve subluxation