Ultrasound therapy is used to treat damage to most soft tissues, joints, and muscle spasms. While they have the same name, this ultrasound is not the same as the one used to screen the body internally for diagnostic purposes.
What is Therapeutic Ultrasound, and how does it work?
Ultrasound is a type of sound that releases little sound waves at an extremely high frequency that is beyond the human hearing range. It produces heat when applied to problem regions in soft tissues and joints, which helps to reduce inflammation and enhance blood flow while also reducing pain, stiffness, and spasms. Therapeutic ultrasonography is thought to have a beneficial effect on the healing process as well.
What Is Therapeutic Ultrasound and How Does It Work?
While ultrasound treatment differs from ultrasound screening in terms of its effects and goals, it is conducted in a similar manner. If you’ve ever had an ultrasound screening, you’ll be familiar with the procedure.
A ‘wand’ that emits ultrasound will be passed across your skin across the pain spot or injury. We’ll apply ultrasonic gel to your skin to reduce friction and allow the ultrasound waves to travel more easily. Despite the fact that deep-tissue heat is used throughout the therapy, you will usually experience little or no heat. Therapeutic ultrasound has been found to aid the body’s natural healing processes at the cellular level. Contact our office right away to see if therapeutic ultrasound will help you on your journey to recovery.