Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

“Discover if You Have a Sprain, Strain, or Tear in Real-Time Without the Hassles of Getting an MRI With MSK Ultrasound”

What You Need to Know About Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

How Does MSK Ultrasound Work?

The Most Common Conditions MSK Ultrasound Can Detect & See

How Can I Get Started With MSK Ultrasound?

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What You Need to Know About Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Did you know that our physical therapists at Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance have undergone extensive training to perform Musculoskeletal Ultrasounds?

At Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance, we can help our patients get a precise diagnosis and an evidence-based intervention for actual results!

Whether you have been suffering from chronic pain or have a recent injury, our Fort MyersCape Coral & Estero, FL physical therapy specialists can quickly discover the root cause of your symptoms using the latest diagnostic testing.

Once we pinpoint the problem, we will tailor our treatment to address the specific needs. At Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance, our physical therapists provide cutting-edge diagnostics and hands-on therapies to speed up recovery and prevent future injuries.

Common Conditions That  Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Can Help With

Lower Back & Sciatica

Sports Medicine & Injuries

Neck Pain & Stiffness

Shoulder & Rotator Cuff

Knee Pain

Foot, Ankle, & Plantar Fasciitis

Hip Pain & Post Surgery


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What is Musculoskeletal Ultrasound?

Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging (MSKUS) uses the same technology as cardiology or obstetric visits to produce images of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and joints. It is used to diagnose sprains, strains, tears, trapped nerves, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal conditions.

MSKUS allows our therapists to see the structures we are interested in and perform a dynamic assessment of their integrity. In this regard, MSKUS is superior to MRI because it can be performed while the patient is moving.

Nerve Conduction Studies: A nerve conduction study (NCS) is a test used to evaluate the function of the nerves. NCS measures how fast and how strong the electrical activity is in a nerve and can help tell whether a nerve has been damaged. Problems with the nerves can cause pain, tingling, or weakness in your muscles.

Electromyogram: An electromyogram (EMG) is a test used to record the electrical activity of muscles. Our muscles move when nerve signals from the brain tell them to work. Electromyography measures how well your muscles respond to those nerve signals.

How Can Musculosketletal Ultrasound Help Me?

These tests can help us determine an accurate diagnosis, chronicity, the severity and extent of the problem, and even if it’s healing.

Ultrasound can effectively diagnose the following conditions:

  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

  • Tendonitis/Tendon Tears

  • Bursitis

  • Joint Effusion (fluid)

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound is beneficial for evaluating our patients with compressive mononeuropathies such as:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Radiculopathies

  • Peripheral nerve injuries from accidents

EMG/nerve conduction effectively determine the status of the following nerve-related symptoms:

  • Numbness

  • Weakness

  • Tingling in an arm or leg

  • Sciatica Pain

For example, “A study published by Science Direct, titled “Current advances and research in ultrasound imaging to the assessment and management of musculoskeletal disorders” by researchers at Universidad Europea de Madrid, explains the benefits of physical therapy using diagnostic ultrasound.

The study states: “The use of ultrasound imaging (USI) by physical therapists has evolved in recent years, consolidating as an increasingly standardized technique, low cost compared to other imaging techniques, quick execution, feasible and reliable tool.”

Get in Contact With Us Today About Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

At Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance, we treat patients looking for solutions. What makes us unique is our ability to identify the source of your symptoms using the most advanced diagnostic tools. If you are looking for a clinic that is at the forefront of diagnostics and evidenced-based interventions, request an appointment with one of our specialists today!

If you’re not quite ready to book an appointment but have unanswered questions about whether our services are right for you, we’d love to talk to you over the phone or in person. We call it our Free Discovery Visit. It could be that you also don’t know if we can help you, or maybe you’ve had a bad experience in the past.

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