Ultrasound is a method of using high frequency sound waves to stimulate the body’s ability to heal soft tissue more quickly and effectively. During treatment a conductor gel is used to transmit ultrasound to the affected area. Patients should not feel any discomfort during treatment, and many comment that they find it relaxing.
What are the benefits?
Ultrasound increases blood flow to the affected area to speed up the healing process and make it more effective. It can help to reduce pain from local swelling, and it can help to soften scar tissue.
What is it used for?
There are many uses, but some of the most common are: muscle strains, ligament sprains, joint inflammation & stiffness, arthritis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, and scar tissue adhesions.