Your doctor, physio, osteopath, chiropractor, podiatrist or other specialist may send you for a scan if you have recently had an injury and/or are experiencing on-going pain in a specific region. Areas commonly examined by ultrasound include: shoulder (rotator cuff), elbow, wrist, hand, hip, groin, knee, ankle, foot and localised areas of pain, lumps or swelling which may be associated with muscle tear, injury, foreign body, growth or hernia. Research has found that ultrasound is more accurate in diagnosing Rheumatoid arthritis in small joints than plain x-ray and is increasingly used for this purpose.
No preparation is required for musculoskeletal scans, but please dress appropriately for the region being scanned.
You get $20 off a shiatsu session when you have your diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound with us.
You may be offered an ultrasound guided cortisone injection following your scan - depending on the diagnosis. This service carries a surcharge of $180 (unless on a community services card). Injecting cortisone (anti-inflammatory) to the site of inflammation can get you pain-free sooner.
After your injection you may experience numbness around the site for 1-2 hours, and a feeling of heaviness. Results are not immediate it can take between 24 hours and 3 days for the injection to be effective.
After your injection you are advised to rest your arm for 6 hours and limit the use of your arm for 1-3 days.
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