Ultrasound therapy can help to reduce pain, inflammation, adhesives, increase the flexibility into your joints, boost the circulation and speed up the body’s natural healing processes.

Ultrasound create sound waves that come to contact with affected tissues and it can cause a warm sensation.

Ultrasound in Physical Therapy. Therapist Using Ultrasound Applicator on a Patient’s Lower Back

The heat formed increases the size of the blood vessels in the surrounding area. Increase in the size of these vessels required more blood in that place, hastening the otherwise slow healing process. A gel is applied to the area of the injury to have minimal friction and for the sound waves to pass through. For speed up healing process, we can add Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAIDs), for example: Ibuprofen gel.

Ultrasound therapy can be used in the following conditions:

Tendonitis: Where there is inflammation in the tissue connected to the bone
Bursitis: Which is the swelling of the cushioning sacks of the bone
When there is stiffness caused as a result of a frozen shoulder
Increase joint mobility
Muscle catches, strains, tears
Trigger point release
Relaxes muscle spasms
Provides pain relieve
Softens scar tissue
Minimizes effects of calcium deposits (heel spur, osteophytes)

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