Musculoskeletal Shoulder or Upper Arm
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Musculoskeletal Shoulder or Upper Arm

If you’re experiencing shoulder pain or discomfort in your upper arm area, Ultrasound Plus can carry out a private musculoskeletal ultrasound at one of our state-of-the-art clinics to try and identify the cause from just £110. 

We offer a wide range of musculoskeletal scan services; however, if you’re experiencing pain in your upper arm specifically, an ultrasound scan of the surrounding area could be one of the fastest and easiest ways to diagnose the cause of the problem. 

What can an upper arm or shoulder scan identify?

There are several conditions and injuries that can be diagnosed from an ultrasound scan on the shoulder, including but not limited to:

Whilst the Ultrasound Plus team are experts in sonography, a diagnosis will need to be confirmed by your GP. We will send you a detailed copy of the ultrasound scan, and it is your responsibility to pass this on to your GP so they can assess whether further investigative tests need to be carried out.

only £110.00

(Includes booking deposit of £30)

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Non-invasive upper arm ultrasound scans

MSK ultrasound scans use the echoes of sound waves to create a detailed image of soft tissue, such as muscle and fluid. This allows our sonographers to identify any abnormalities within your muscles or soft tissue. 

The team then uses the very latest ultrasound imaging equipment to carry out accurate, non-invasive, pain free scans, via the application of a gel. Consequently, you can confidently say that you won’t experience any discomfort. 

How long does an ultrasound scan for a shoulder injury take?

You can expect an MSK scan on the shoulder or upper arm to take approximately 20 mins from start to finish. 

Who can have an upper arm or shoulder MSK scan?

If you are over the age of 18, you can arrange an ultrasound scan for shoulder pain at one of our Ultrasound Plus professional clinics at a time that suits you. You do not need a referral from your GP to access our services, but we recommend you share the results with your GP. This is your responsibility. 

How much is an upper arm or shoulder scan?

A scan for a shoulder injury from Ultrasound Plus starts from £110. If you have private health insurance, you will need to check with your provider whether they will cover the cost of the scan within your policy.

Book a shoulder or upper arm ultrasound scan

We carry out shoulder and upper arm ultrasound scans in London, Brentwood, Watford, Leicester, Birmingham and Kingston upon Thames. You can easily book an appointment online, or you can call us on 020 3960 7960 to learn more about the scans and book an appointment over the phone.

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.