Lexington Podiatry provides numerous in office tests as a convenience that are often only performed at a hospital. We believe in giving our patients access to all the tools possible to ensure the best and quickest outcomes for their condition.
Ultrasounds – A live and interactive visual look below the surface of the skin to examine muscles, fascia, tendons, joints and bones to determine where your source of pain is coming from.
ABI – A painless test used to evaluate the circulation in your legs to determine reasons for swelling, poor healing, cold feet, etc. It can also be used as a screening exam for other heart related issues.
EMG/NCV – Tests the nerves in your lower body to explain symptoms such as burning, tingling, numbness or chronic pain. Also helpful to determine if your back could be the cause of your foot pain.
Diabetes – Whether you’re a newly diagnosed diabetic or have been diagnosed for years, many different tests are used (monofilament sensory test, NCV/EMG, ABI, gait analysis, nerve biopsy, etc) in the office to evaluate your current health status and help prevent complications in the future.
Nerve Biopsy – A quick test to examine your nerves on a microscopic level. Helpful in determining the level of nerve damage and can also help determine how aggressive the treatment plan should be based on the severity of nerve damage.
Skin/Nail Biopsy - Minimally invasive test to examine unusual looking moles or other lesions to rule out malignancy, warts, epidermal inclusion cysts, etc. Fungal infections can also be detected in toenails.
Fall Risk Assessment - Fast, painless test to assess level of risk for future falls and helps to tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs.