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ULTRASOUND THERAPY

How Does Ultrasound Therapy Work?

Ultrasound therapy is another form of treatment to help ease the pain and stiffness of sore, injured and/or overworked muscles in addition to speed up healing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ultrasound Therapy Units produce soundwaves that emanate treatment through ultrasonic vibrations to the troublesome area. These waves move almost a million times per second creating a therapeutic vibration for targeted therapy care.

An ultrasound gel is utilized to reduce the static between the device and your skin and optimize penetration. This also ensures smooth movements over tender areas in need of pain relief. Ultrasound therapy feels excellent and is used for both for its corrective purposes in addition to relief.

Ultrasound therapy, sometimes called ultrasonic therapy is beneficial for muscle, tendon and soft tissue injuries. With the use of high-frequency sound waves that create a small amount of heat and draw blood to the injured area while breaking up scar tissue. The increased blood flow promotes healing within the injury.

In the beginning, treatments start at a low ultrasound frequency and gradually increase to a therapeutic level to bring the most relief to the injured site. Treatments usually last between 8-12 minutes for each session.

 

Can Ultrasound Help if I have an OLD Injury & Lost Some Range of Motion?

Ultrasound therapy can help breakdown scared tissue from previous injuries, which can limit range of motion. If the event that ultrasound therapy alone is not enough to restore optimal range of motion (ROM), your chiropractor may suggest Graston Therapy to break up the harder scared tissue, and pair it with ultrasound therapy and chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy exercises.

Ultrasound therapy helps calm muscle spasms, which allows for more movement and ease of range of motion. Most often, therapy exercises will be incorporated with your treatments. This is to ensure that range of motion improves between ultrasound therapies.

 

I have Plantar Fasciitis, Can Ultrasound Therapy Help?

Ultrasound therapy can help with Plantar Fasciitis. The ultrasound waves can penetrate the thick skin of the feet and help reduce inflammation in the fascia and tendons, which cause the Plantar Fasciitis pain.

 

Does Ultrasound Therapy Hurt?

No, most people find ultrasound therapy VERY RELAXING. In fact, most people feel some immediate pain relief after the therapy is complete.

 

Can Ultrasound Therapy Help with my Tendinitis?

Tendinitis is caused by the inflammation of the muscle tendon. Tendinitis can be extremely painful and can cause limited range of motion. It is commonly diagnosed in the wrist, elbow and shoulders, but tendinitis can happen in any tendon in the body.

Tendinitis is often caused by repetitive movements, overuse, or over strenuous activity, which overs stretches the tendons and causes inflammation. There are many ways people can calm their tendinitis. Most common home remedy treatments include an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen or massage or cold therapy.

Ultrasound therapy helps increase the blood supply to the tendons that have become inflamed and painful, giving both reduction of symptoms and a fix to the problem. Treatments start off with a low therapeutic frequency and gradually the length of the treatment and the intensity of the ultrasound are increased.

Ultrasound therapy is commonly pared with chiropractic adjustments and [acupuncture]. This ensures the best results and increased range of motion. Your doctor here at ASFCA will also take a very in-depth approach to help you fix the cause of what led to your symptoms. Whether it is a new tennis swing or repetitive motions working at your computer, we are here to help!

 

What Other Conditions are Treatable with Ultrasound Therapy?

Ultrasound is commonly used to alleviate pain associated with:

  • Sprains (Ligaments)
  • Strains (Muscles
  • Joint Inflammation
  • Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Scar Tissue
  • Ultrasound therapy can help treat:
  • Muscle soreness/aches/pains/inflammation
  • Alleviate swelling in the joints
  • Increase flexibility
  • And much more…

If you have specific questions about how Ultra Sound Therapy may help you call our office and request a free consultation to meet with the doctor, ask your questions and see how we can help you! Life is not a race to the finish line, but an adventure waiting to be explored! Together, we can accomplish many health and wellness goals. Pain should never be a lifestyle… Preventing it should be.

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