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.
- Digital X-Rays
- Nerve Biopsy
- Skin/Nail Biopsy
- Fall Risk
- Balance + Bracing
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.
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. A biopsy can also be used to detect fungal infections 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.
Have You Fallen In The Last 3 Months?
We ask this on patient paperwork for an important reason! Balance is really important, but declines as humans age. Falls are one of the leading causes of hospitalization in our elderly population.
- Muscle weakness
- Blood pressure
- Vision problems
- And many more
When you come to the clinic for Fall Risk Assessment, you will be seen by a physician and receive a full report on your balance. Many times when we prescribe the balance brace, we work with physical therapy to help break in the braces and increase muscle strength.
You will also receive education about fall prevention in your home and your daily activities.