Athletes and Overuse Injuries

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about sports related overuse injuries.

What is a musculoskeletal ultrasound?

Dr. Jeffrey James discusses how musculoskeletal ultrasound is used to diagnose overuse injuries. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

What is a musculoskeletal ultrasound?

A musculoskeletal ultrasound is essentially just an ultrasound that can be done in the office where we take an ultrasound, which is using sound waves to get images inside the body just like when you go get an ultrasound of a baby when you're pregnant. It's the same technology, but we use it to look at the tendons, the ligaments, the bones, to see if there's any signs of injury.

 

A musculoskeletal ultrasound uses sound waves to create images of tissues inside the body, just like when you get an ultrasound of a baby when you're pregnant. It's the same technology, but we use it to look at the tendons, the ligaments and bones, to see if there are any signs of injury.

Source: Jeffrey James, DO, Jon Sulentic, DO, Premier Orthopedics; Justin Perkins, Premier Health athletic trainer; American Medical Society for Sports Medicine; National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases