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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Specialist

Brighton Beach Medical Group

Multi-Specialty Group Practice & Cardiologists located in Brooklyn, New York City, NY

If chronic pain in your muscles or joints is interfering with your ability to stay active, you might need a diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound. For your convenience, the medical team at Brighton Beach Medical Group offers on-site musculoskeletal ultrasounds at their Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, office. This noninvasive test provides critical information and same-day results to help you learn more about your musculoskeletal health. To schedule a consultation for a musculoskeletal ultrasound, call the New York City office now.

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

What is musculoskeletal ultrasound?

Musculoskeletal ultrasound is a diagnostic test that uses sound waves to create images of internal musculoskeletal structures like your:

  • Joints
  • Nerves
  • Tendons
  • Muscles
  • Ligaments

Unlike X-rays, this noninvasive, painless test doesn’t use radiation and is considered safe and effective in identifying a variety of medical conditions.

Why do I need musculoskeletal ultrasound?

Your Brighton Beach Medical Group doctor will recommend musculoskeletal ultrasound to diagnose unexplained pain or conditions like:

  • Hernias
  • Tumors
  • Tendon tears
  • Muscle damage
  • Ligament sprains
  • Compressed nerves
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Degenerative joint disease

 Musculoskeletal ultrasound can also be useful in evaluating and monitoring the healing process of these injuries.

What happens during musculoskeletal ultrasound?

It’s best to leave your jewelry at home and wear loose clothing on the day of your ultrasound. The Brighton Beach Medical Group staff will have you lie down on an exam table and you’ll need to stay still during the procedure.

Ultrasound technology uses a small, handheld transducer your provider places on the surface of your skin over the diagnostic area. This transducer delivers sound waves of energy into the tissue below, which bounce off your inner structures to create an image.

Your Brighton Beach Medical Group provider watches an external monitor that displays real-time images of your musculoskeletal system. They move the transducer around the area to get a clearer picture and help determine the cause of your pain or the severity of your condition.

How long does it take to get the results of musculoskeletal ultrasound?

Because the results of an ultrasound are immediate, your Brighton Beach Medical Group provider can discuss them with you during your appointment.

Depending on the nature of your condition, your doctor can get you started on treatment right away to prevent additional health complications. Following your appointment, you can return to your usual activities without any limitations or need for recovery.

If you have unexplained pain or other symptoms and need an accurate, same-day diagnosis, schedule musculoskeletal ultrasound appointment today at the Brighton Beach Medical Group by calling the office now.