When our patients are experiencing muscle spasms, or have damage to soft tissue or joints, therapeutic ultrasound is often implemented. This type of ultrasound is different than the kind used to scan within the body.
What is Therapeutic Ultrasound?
Small sound waves are emitted when the ultrasound is preformed which produce heat when applied to injured areas. The increases blood flow and helps to eliminate pain, spasms, and increases flexibility in the area. This form of treatment is thought to help speed up the healing process as well.
How Does Therapeutic Ultrasound Work?
Though the process is very similar to a typical ultrasound screen, the objectives and effects are a bit different. Just as with a typical ultrasound, a wand is used that emits sound waves that are inaudible to the human ear. Gel is used to help pick up the ultrasound waves. You won't feel a lot of heat, but deep within your tissue, heat is being applied. Therapeutic ultrasound has been proven to assist the healing process at the cellular level. Call us today to discuss your ultrasound treatment options.