Ultrasound is a treatment modality that is used to relieve soft tissue injuries. Sound vibrations penetrate the tissue deep in the body creating a heat response. These vibrations and heat help break down and disperse unhealthy calcium and other hard tissues accumulations. A gel is used to conduct the sound waves. Most patients feel nothing or a pleasant and relaxing feeling below the surface of the skin. Ultrasound can usually be administered directly to the area of the complaint. Ultrasound benefits include increased blood flow, relaxes muscle spasms, massages damaged tissue, reduces nerve root irritation, and enhances the body's natural healing process.
HOW DOES ULTRASOUND WORK?
Tissue penetration depends on the impedance or the physical properties of the tissue that you are treating. Sound reelection occurs when the adjacent tissues have different impedance. The greater the impedance, the greater the reflection, and more heat is produced. The greatest heat is developed between bone and adjacent soft tissue interfaces.
For what conditions might Ultrasound be recommended?
Muscle tightness, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, extremity pain, tendonitis, ligament injuries, and joint tightness.
HOW OFTEN MIGHT I BENEFIT FROM ULTRASOUND?
Treatment ranges from daily to twice weekly during the early phases or care. Patients will continue to received Ultrasound Therapy at their regular maintenance appointment.