What is therapeutic ultrasound and how does it work?
Therapeutic ultrasound is a passive and non-invasive therapeutic treatment that admits high-frequency sound waves to the skins surface for deep penetration into injured soft tissue. Ultrasound gel is used on the transducer to protect the fine crystals and assist with transmitting ultrasonic waves. The ultrasonic waves can vibrate as fast as a million times per second, which creates a heat response that are absorbed by ligaments, tendons, fascia, and scar tissue. The vibrations help with breaking down and dispersing unhealthy calcium and hard tissue deposits, as well as inflammation to reduce pain.
What are the benefits of therapeutic ultrasound?
Therapeutic ultrasound is beneficial with accelerating the healing process by warming the injured soft tissue, which increases blood flow, helping muscles to relax and massaging damaged tissue. It is also helpful in reducing swelling and edema, reduce nerve irritation, treating calcium deposition, and pain. All of these benefits enhances the body’s natural healing ability.
What conditions can this treatment help with?
Therapeutic ultrasound can help with various conditions such as ligament sprains, muscle strains, tendonitis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and scar tissue adhesions. Contact our office to get more information and to see if therapeutic ultrasound can help you.