At Courcier Clinic Physical Therapy, we see patients who come in with pain and injuries where the origin is unknown. This happens more commonly than people realize, and when a patient is unsure about the discomfort they are feeling, many tend to leave it alone in hopes it will get better.
However, this can actually lead to a worsening condition, making the treatment process much lengthier and more difficult.
With our ultrasound diagnostic testing services, a patient with pain or discomfort they are unsure about can come in and receive a diagnosis for what they are feeling – so they can be treated accordingly. Not only that, ultrasound diagnostic testing can also help determine problem areas before a condition gets worse.
In fact, in a recent study, it was found that 60% of patients who had received diagnostic testing for their symptoms were able to be provided with more effective treatment plans. A wrong diagnosis can send a patient down the wrong treatment plan and can cause symptoms to get worse – diagnostic testing helps fix that.
If you are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms, it is likely that ultrasound diagnostic testing could help figure out the issue and provide you with relief. Contact Courcier Clinic Physical Therapy today and we’ll diagnose your condition, so you can receive the treatment you need and get back to living your life comfortably.
Detecting the issue with ultrasound diagnostic testing
As defined by the National Institutes of Health, ultrasound diagnostic testing “is used to evaluate soft tissues (muscle, ligament, etc.), detect fluid collection, and can also be used to visualize other structures such as cartilage and bony surfaces.”
Ultrasound diagnostic testing is a tool that uses sonic waves to see inside painful areas of the patient’s body. It allows your physical therapist to analyze movement in certain joints, muscles, ligaments, and nerves in the affected area, in order to figure out the source of the pain.
This test provides similar results to that of an x-ray, CT, or MRI; however, it is non-invasive and much safer. The use of sonic waves does not put you in any exposure of radiation as similar tests do, and the real-time imaging provides more accurate results.
Ultrasound diagnostic testing technology has been known to diagnose and treat a wide range of painful conditions, including, but not limited to:
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle strains and tears
- Bone fractures
While these are the most common conditions we diagnose, ultrasound diagnostic testing can also help with other conditions, such as whiplash, phantom limb pain, dental pain, and even certain types of cancer.
How can I get started?
If you have been considering ultrasound diagnostic testing, or you think it may benefit you, don’t hesitate any longer to get started. With ultrasound diagnostic testing, you’ll be able to discover the origin of your pain so you can get started on the right treatment plan toward recovery and relief.
That’s the biggest advantage of PT diagnostics: looking inside the body to find out more details and information regarding your pain.
If you’re ready to get to the bottom of your pain and discomfort, now is the time! Contact Courcier Clinic Physical Therapy today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced physical therapists.