Musculoskeletal Ankle or Foot
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Musculoskeletal Ankle or Foot

Ultrasound Plus offers a comprehensive private musculoskeletal ultrasound scan service that is available to people who are experiencing pain, swelling, or discomfort in their ankle or foot. Every foot scan and ankle scan is carried out by one of our professional sonographers using the latest technology in our state-of-the-art clinics across England. 

We provide a varied MSK ultrasound service, but by splitting our offering into more localised scans, you should be able to locate the MSK scan that is most suitable to you in a faster timeframe, allowing you to get a diagnosis and start treatment faster if necessary. 

What can an ultrasound scan on the ankle or foot identify?

Ultrasound scans on the foot or ankle can be used to identify and diagnose a number of health conditions in the lower leg area, including:

Our expert sonographers can carry out a diagnostic ultrasound scan, but it’s your GP who will need to review the scan in order to identify the source of pain or discomfort. We will give you a copy of your scan, but it’s your responsibility to pass the details onto your GP so they can arrange any further tests or scans if necessary. 

from £110.00

(Includes booking deposit of £30)

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Non-invasive MSK scan on foot or ankle

The non-invasive nature of an ultrasound scan means it’s a pain-free experience for almost everyone who has one. Our expert sonographers use equipment that transforms soundwave echoes into detailed soft tissue images. 

The most discomfort you’re likely to feel is the cold gel that’s applied to your skin to allow the ultrasound machine to move smoothly over the skin. 

How long does a private ankle or foot scan take?

An appointment for a scan of the foot or ankle at an Ultrasound Plus clinic will typically be completed within 20 minutes. 

Who can have a musculoskeletal scan on the foot or ankle?

Ultrasound Plus offers MSK ultrasound scans to anyone over the age of 18. There’s no need to get a referral from your GP for this – simply book online. We would recommend you tell your GP of your intention to have a private ultrasound scan so they can be prepared to examine the results at a later appointment. 

How much does a private ankle or foot scan cost?

Private MSK ultrasound scans at Ultrasound Plus cost start from £110. Some health insurers may cover this cost for you, but you will need to check with them first before you book an appointment. 

Book a private ultrasound scan on your foot or ankle today

We provide ankle and foot scans in the UK at a number of our clinics, including in Leicester, London, Watford, Birmingham, Essex, and Kingston upon Thames. You can book into a clinic near you online, or you can call us on 020 3960 7960 to arrange an appointment.  

Ultrasound FAQs

Yes, you can eat or drink before your scan.
All of our sonographers are qualified with diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound scanning experience and are accredited by either the Health Professional Council, The General Medical Council or Society of Radiographers and also work within the NHS alongside their role within Ultrasound Plus.
We advise that you wear something light, airy and baggy. Otherwise, you may need to change into a gown if necessary.
Please bring along your hospital notes (if you have been given them) and reports to assist out Sonographers if a referral is required.
Please note, our scans do not replace any of your NHS scans. During your appointment, in any event of a medical referral being required, we will discuss this with you and provide a full report for you to forward on to your health practitioner.
Yes, our services are a complementary service, which works alongside the NHS.
We advise all of our customers to advise their GP/Healthcare provider know of their intention to have a scan with us. On arrival at Ultrasound Plus we will ask you to complete a registration form, where your GP/Healthcare provider details will be requested. If from the kidney, ureters & bladder scan there shows a need to contact or share any information regarding your scan, you are responsible for providing the report to your GP/Healthcare provider.