What can be treated with Ultrasound?
An incredibly wide variety of ailments are treated using ultrasound. Essentially, anywhere there is a desire to promote blood circulation and reduce swelling and oedema, then ultrasound can help especially on injuries to the tendons, ligaments, muscles and cartilage as Ultrasound can reduce swelling and oedema, which in turn greatly reduces the pain from the injury. The stimulated tissue and increased blood flow help to speed the healing process. Typically, these types of injuries are very slow to heal and because people continue trying to use the injured body part, the injury is repeatedly stressed. Regular applications of ultrasound over the duration of the healing period can reduce pain and the time to heal.
Pain Relief, Strains, Muscle Tension, Adhesions, Scar Tissue and Trigger Points
As a therapeutic massage device, ultrasound can be very effective at reducing muscle tension. People who suffer muscle tension headaches and migraines can use ultrasound on the back of the neck and upper back (trapezius muscle). People receiving treatments often describe the sensation as ‘the machine seems to suck the tension and pain right out of my head through my neck’. In reality what is happening is the ultrasound is releasing the trigger points which are VERY often the source of the pain. Trigger Point Release drains the build up of lactic acid and other toxins in the area, increasing blood flow and bringing much needed nutrients to the muscle tissue.