Dr. Stebbing uses ultrasound as a diagnostic tool and injection guide to ensure accurate and optimal treatment outcomes.
An ultrasound is an office-based imaging test used to evaluate muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and joints. Unlike X-ray or MRI, it allows a joint to be evaluated while moving. Located in Camas, Washington, Dr. Jennifer Stebbing DO Musculoskeletal & Sports Medicine uses ultrasounds to identify a number of musculoskeletal conditions and guide injections. To schedule your ultrasound, call the office or book an appointment online today.
What is an ultrasound?An ultrasound is a painless imaging test Dr. Stebbing uses to take a look at the structures just beneath the skin. Ultrasounds use high-frequency sound waves that bounce off of the structures in your body. These sound waves are then fed into a computer that generates images of your muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, and other soft tissue. To perform your ultrasound, Dr. Stebbing uses a small probe called a transducer. After applying a gel to the skin, Dr. Stebbing guides the probe over areas of your body. The transducer sends out inaudible sound waves and then collects the waves that bounce back. These sound waves are displayed on a monitor in real-time, allowing Dr. Stebbing to examine the structure of your soft tissue and movement to a joint occurs. Ultrasound evaluation includes imaging your blood vessels and nerves.
What conditions can ultrasounds identify?
Dr. Jennifer Stebbing DO Musculoskeletal & Sports Medicine uses ultrasounds to diagnose a number of musculoskeletal conditions, including:
- Torn or injured tendons and ligaments, such as tennis elbow
- Muscle tears
- Sprains of the back, ankle, knee, hip
- Plantar fasciitis
- Joint arthritis
- Rotator Cuff injuries
Ultrasounds are essential to diagnosing musculoskeletal injuries. Unlike MRIs, X-rays, and other imaging tests, ultrasound can demonstrate abnormal movement of your musculoskeletal structures, helping to pinpoint the exact cause of your pain.
How is ultrasound used in treatment?
In addition to assisting with diagnoses, ultrasound is used to guide treatment for musculoskeletal injuries, including arthritis.
Dr. Stebbing uses ultrasounds during all treatments, including:
- Trigger point injections
- Bone Marrow Concentrate Injections
- Nerve hydrodissection
- Platelet-rich plasma injections
The ultrasound images help Dr. Stebbing precisely place whatever is injected exactly where it is intended.
Dr. Stebbing, founder of Musculoskeletal & Sports Medicine, uses ultrasound to offer effective, personalize treatment for a number of musculoskeletal conditions. If you experience persistent pain and dysfunction, Dr Stebbing can help you determine the underlying cause of your condition and the best treatment for effective relief.
To get your injury evaluated, call Dr. Jennifer Stebbing DO or book an appointment online today.
Shoulder Pain From Sports Injuries
First, I will explain that I have had prolotherapy in several joints in my body to repair old injuries, so I already knew about the magic of prolo. I first injured my shoulder 4 years ago. A rowing machine pushed it over the edge. Previous prolotherapy improved it, but I realized that it might need PRP to get it all the way back. A friend from the local area recommended Dr. Stebbing, whom I had not heard of. He had seen her for his problem, and explained that she used ultrasound to examine the problem areas, which sounded very cool. After putting it off for some months, I finally made an appointment. I ended up having PRP and several prolo sessions in the shoulder. She also did some trigger point therapy which had a surprisingly beneficial impact. At this point, I can do pull ups with virtually no discomfort. My injured shoulder is much improved. With more exercise and possibly one more prolo session, I expect it will be fine. Dr. Stebbing is clearly experienced and capable, and you can tell that she really cares about her patients. She is super!
Hip & Knee Pain From Sports Injuries
Dr. Stebbing offers many non-surgical treatment options. Here are some treatments you might be interested to consider along with Ultrasound.