What is an Ultrasound?
It is a therapeutic treatment using high-frequency sound waves administered in the region of soft tissue injuries.
How does an Ultrasound work?
Sound vibrations, as fast as a million times per second, penetrate the tissues deep in the body creating a heat response. These vibrations and heat help break down and disperse unhealthy calcium and other hard tissue accumulations.
What does an Ultrasound feel like?
The gel used to conduct the sound waves is at room temperature and may momentarily feel cool to the skin when it is initially applied. Most patients feel nothing or a pleasant and relaxing sensation below the surface of the skin.
Why is an Ultrasound used?
Ultrasound treatment can usually be administered directly to the area of complaint, penetrating deep into the body. The rise in temperature, increases blood flow, relaxes muscle spasms, massages damaged tissues and speeds the healing process.
Patient Benefits Includes:
- Highly effective in treating calcium deposition
- Stimulates healing without irritation
- Speeds metabolism and improves blood flow
- Reduces nerve root irritation
- Enhances the body’s natural healing ability
Ultrasound can often help shoulders, elbows and sports-related injuries.