THERAPEUTIC ULTRASOUND could be a component of a rehabilitation program prescribed by our board-certified medical doctor. Ultrasound is used to provide deep heat to muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments. It is used primarily for two different effects: the deep-heating treatment and non-thermal uses. It provides deep heating to soft tissue structures in the body, increasing circulation to those tissues, which helps the healing process. Increasing tissue temperature with ultrasound is also used to help decrease pain. The non-thermal effect of ultrasound is called cavitation. Ultrasound introduces energy which causes microscopic gas bubbles around your tissues to expand and contract rapidly and helps speed cellular processes and improves the healing of injured tissue.
Ultrasound is performed with a machine that has an ultrasound transducer (or ultrasound head). A small amount of gel is applied to the particular body part; then your therapist slowly moves the ultrasound transducer in small circles on your body. Ultrasound treatment may provide a warming sensation or tingling around the area being treated. Orthopedic injuries and chronic pain may be treated with ultrasound.
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