Perhaps you are not familiar with the term "soft tissue injury". However, you probably know, perhaps all too well, the terms: sprain, strain, bruise, tendonitis or bursitis.
These are all types of soft tissue injuries, which is an injury that involves damage to the muscles, tendons or ligaments. Because I am a Hewitt foot doctor, the soft tissue injuries I come across mainly occur in the foot and ankle. The most common types of soft tissues injuries that affect the foot and ankle are:
Any of these injuries have the potential to put you out of action for quite some time. It is crucial that you get a correct diagnosis and begin an effective treatment plan as soon as possible.
Diagnosing Soft Tissue Injuries
One of the best tools to diagnose foot and ankle pain caused by soft tissue damage is ultrasound. This technology is used to visualize the ligaments, muscles and tendons in real time. The doctor gets a clear view of the damage done to the soft tissue. When used by a skilled technician or experienced Hewitt foot specialist, the tool is invaluable in diagnosing the cause of your pain.
At Highlander Foot & Ankle Center, our foot surgeons have the tools and experience to diagnose your injury and get you back on your feet as soon as possible. Call 973.595.8900 today to schedule an appointment with a Hewitt foot doctor who truly cares about you and your feet.