Encinitas Podiatry Group
James Hatfield, DPM
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We use soft tissue sonography (ultrasound) to help diagnose at number of conditions that can be visualized better than with a conventional X-ray. Many soft tissue conditions do not even show up on an X-ray including:

  • Inflammation of the plantar fascia (plantar fasciitis)
  • Bursitis and ganglionic cysts
  • Neuroma
  • Inflamed or torn tendons
  • Certain types of foreign bodies
  • Certain tumors
  • Periostitis (inflammation of the lining of the bones)

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