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How Does Ultrasound treatment treat Injuries?

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Ultrasonic sound waves are pulsed at the affected area a million times per second. The sound waves penetrate the skin and surface layers and cause tendons and soft tissues to vibrate, producing gentle vibrations within the affected area that soothe inflammation and relieve pain. Ultrasound waves cause tendons and tissues to relax and improve blood flow to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation. Increased blood flow delivers more oxygen and healing nutrients to the tendons and tissue, removes cell waste and aids the repair process.

How is Ultrasound treatment Performed?

Your therapist will select a small surface area to work on for anywhere from five to 10 minutes. Gel is applied either to the transducer head or to your skin, which helps the sound waves evenly penetrate the skin. During your ultrasound therapy treatment, your therapist will continually move the transducer head over and around the selected area in strokes or circles.

Ultrasound treatment is very safe and is never used around the eyes, ears, ovaries, testicles, or spinal cord, or where there is an active infection.

Will I Feel Anything During Ultrasound Therapy?

Some people feel a mild pulsing during ultrasound therapy, while others may feel slight warmth in the skin. Some people feel nothing at all, apart from the cold gel on the skin. If the area being treated is especially sensitive to touch, you could possibly feel discomfort as the transducer head passes over. Ultrasound therapy, however, should not be painful.

Ultrasound may be used to treat various injuries such as:

• Tendonitis

• Muscle strains and sprains

• Backache

• Fibromyalgia

• Carpal tunnel syndrome

• Tennis and golfers elbow

• Sciatica

• Bursitis

• Sports Injuries

Ultrasound treatment is used to:

• relieve pain and inflammation

• accelerate healing

• reduce muscle spasms

• improve range of movement

If you are interested in treating your injuries using ultrasound treatment then get in touch and book an appointment.