Categories: Ultrasound TherapyFebruary 19, 2019
Therapeutic ultrasound is a treatment modality commonly used in physical therapy. It is used to provide deep heating to soft tissues in the body to treat chronic pain and promote tissue healing. These tissues include muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments. Ultrasound is too often confused with diagnostic ultrasound, which is an ultrasound that is used to see the inside of the body, such as checking on a fetus during pregnancy.
Historically, ultrasound in physical therapy proved to be highly effective in improving overall blood circulation and faster healing than traditional methods. While ultrasound therapy is not effective for all kinds of chronic pain conditions, it is certainly very helpful to heal the following:
January 08, 2019
Back pain is a condition that affects almost everyone. For some, it can be triggered by strenuous activity, while for others it can be caused by small movements. Getting to know the root of what causes back pain requires us to dive deeper into the subject. The main reason can be because of problems in the spinal joints or the movement of discs. It can also be a result of strained muscles or weak ligaments.
Causes of the Back Pain
Injuries or accidents can cause physical damage leading to back pain
Cervical radiculopathy which is also called as a pinched nerve.
Categories: Electronic Muscle StimulatorsJanuary 08, 2019
Do you feel constant pain after a brutal workout?
There is a misconception about sore muscles that they are a healthy sign of a good workout.
But sometimes sore muscles and workout quality never go along very well. It means you are too hard on yourself or you are trying new exercises.
Even though muscle soreness is not a necessity, it can overhaul you. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) can give you a burning sensation when your muscles rebuild and recover. But, if you focus on the post-workout exercises, you can go hard.
What is Muscle Soreness?
November 21, 2018
Computers and smartphones mostly govern our life. In no time soon we will become complete slaves of the gadgets. The reports from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the ratio of people experiencing severe neck pain has been increasing in recent times.
Due to poor postures at work, it is likely the neck muscles, and joints might rupture. According to a study by NIH (National Institute of Health), neck pain may impact the emotional and psychological state of a person.
Neck pain in any form can distract you throughout the day and can even impact your work performance. It can also limit the ability to focus on your work. Today, several treatments can cure mild or severe neck pains. Some are:
November 21, 2018
The harmony of the entire human body is absolutely necessary to maintain a comfortable life. The functions performed by the human body throughout a single day are numerous and phenomenal.
Even the slightest problem can be the reason for huge discomfort in daily life. This not only hinders normal activities that we do every day, but it can also cause unbearable pain.
Hip pain is one of the most commonly experienced problems. Although it might seem like a simpler problem than many, getting rid of it permanently is not easy.
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. Although there are other similar joints, what makes the hip joint important is that it is the largest weight-bearing joint. It forms the basis of
September 05, 2018
A TENS unit, which stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, is a small battery operated machine that makes use of electrical current to decrease body and muscle pain. Electrodes are kept at the affected area and then an electrical current is passed through the electrodes. The underlying skin and muscle is affected by the tingling sensation, disrupting pain signals in the process.
Introduction to athlete’s fitness and injury
Participating in sports is the mark of every athlete. Irrespective of one’s athletic prowess, it is natural that athletes get engrossed in fast-paced game of tennis, football, or a long bike ride, there are bound to be afflicted by a few aches and pains some time or the other. Sports enthusiasts are not wary of pain but take it in their stride.
However, here’s a fact: The more you play fast-paced sports, athletes are bound to face pains that keep mounting with every recurrence. It might start as an occasional twinge o
September 05, 2018
We all hate the feeling of experiencing pain, which can’t be relieved. Pain occurs for one simple reason, to protect you. When you do something and your brain registers pain, that’s the way it tells you to stop whatever you are doing,-+++**/rtH because it is causing you a feeling that your body doesn’t like to experience.
There can be two types of Pain: Internal and External. Internal pain is more likely to stay for a period of 2-3 days. However, internal pain takes care of itself, but if the pain stays for longer periods of time then you should consider consuming a pain killer to relieve the pain. Alternatively, if the pain does not go away, you can try a Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) Machine.
A TENS Machine is a portable, pocket-sized, battery-powered device. It uses mild, safe electrical signals to help control pain and delivers the electrical signal to the body through a connection of a lead wire
September 05, 2018
Wireless technology is becoming increasingly common everywhere you look these days, from headphones to phone chargers, but now sufferers of chronic pain are starting to see the benefits of a cable-free world.
Leading supplier of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation treatment devices, The TENS+ Company, has launched a range of products that are completely free of tangle-prone wires.
Offering an even greater degree of comfort and convenience, the latest Med-Fit 2 Wireless TENS models are the only professional strength duel channel devices of their type on the market.
Their fully rechargeable electrodes can be placed anywhere they are needed on the body, completely independent of a compact, stylish controller unit.
Once charged, using a mains socket (via an adaptor) or a computer USB, the Med-Fit 2 can offer relief from a wide range of conditions, including arthritis, back pain, neuralgia, period pain, sciat
September 05, 2018
Introduction to Tens Machine
The TENS device is similar to an EMS system, though their nature of working differs from each other considerably. The Tens machine produces electrical muscle stimulation that focuses only sensory nerve endings that control pain caused by spasms and injury. With the help of electronic current passing through muscles, the brain releases endorphins into the body to reduce the pain felt by the patient. Also, the current blocks signal to pain receptors in the brain about the hurt caused to the muscles. This aids endorphins to do their healing job better.
The Tens machine was earlier found only in medical institutes owing to their high price. But now the Tens machine can be purchased for different therapy situations and used at home too.
The Importance of a Tens Unit in Relieving Pain
From allaying pain to nerve retraining, a Tens unit can help users to bear the pain and even get on the path to wellness.
Categories: Ultrasound TherapyAugust 29, 2018
The ultrasound waves are generated by a piezoelectric effect caused by the vibration of a quartz ceramic disk within the head of the probe. The ultrasound waves that pass through the skin cause a vibration of the local soft tissues. This vibration or cavitation can cause a localised deep heating effect but no sensation of heat will be felt.