What is Ultrasound Therapy?
Little of the public realise that Ultrasound therapy can be used to speed up recovery, assist in muscle repair and help speed up recovery of soft tissue damage, which is perhaps one of the reasons why Ultrasound Massage and Ultrasound Treatment is becoming more and more popular in the UK and EU.
Find out other benefits of Ultrasound Therapy.
When tissue is exposed to ultrasound, the sound waves from the device causes a micro-vibration within the tissue. The micro-vibrations create heat energy which increases the blood flow to this specific area. The increased flow of blood causes an increase in the level of oxygen and chemicals to the area, essentially healing any damage in the tissue.
How does Ultrasound Gel work?
Ultrasound Therapy machines produce soundwaves to pass through the skin. Ultrasound sound waves find it a little difficult to travel through the air and Ultrasound gel is used to reduce the air between the user and the transducer, allowing the sound waves to pass through the skin much easier.
The Ultrasound Gel we recommend can be found here: Ultrasound Therapy Gel
How Can Ultrasound therapy help with Knee Pain?
Ultrasound Therapy is known to help significantly reduce pain and improve joint function on users for those suffering from moderate to severe Osteoarthritis knee pain and joint pain. Long-duration low intensity ultrasound therapy has been studied and noted to help those who suffer from these conditions.
Those who would rather avoid conservative pharmaceutical and invasive treatment options have the availability of at-home ultrasound machines.
Further studies can be found here
How can Ultrasound therapy help with Soft Tissue?
Ultrasound Therapy machines from 1-3 MHZ have been used for decades by physical therapists, health care providers and athletic trainers to relieve pain and facilitate the healing processes.
The low intensity ultrasound devices have been shown to improve collagen alignment and stimulate cell proliferation. Ultrasound machines have been known to improve healing in four soft tissue structures – tendon, muscle, ligament and tendon-bone junctions.
Ultrasound therapy also helps relieve Shoulder pain and Frozen Shoulder?
So what is Frozen shoulder? – This is the common name for adhesive capsulitis which is a shoulder condition that limits range of motion. This happens when the tissues in your shoulder joint become thicker and tighter with scar tissue developing over time. This results in your shoulder joint not having enough space to rotate and perform efficiently.
Common symptoms of this include: pain, swelling and stiffness.
You’re more likely to have a condition like this if you’re between the ages of 40-60.
Who is most at risk of Frozen Shoulder?
The condition as mentioned above occurs in middle age and is more common amongst women.If you have diabetes, you have a greater risk of developing this condition.
Other risk may include:
- Those with Thyroid disorders
- People who remain idle for long period of time due to a recent surgery or stroke
- Those who wear a shoulder sling for a long period of time after surgery or injury.
So how can it be treated?
You can in fact leave a frozen shoulder untreated, however the pain and stiffness may remain for up to three years. A proper combination of the following may speed up your recovery:
- Physical Therapy
- At Home Ultrasound
Ultrasound Therapy for Frozen shoulder or Shoulder Pain
Therapeutic Ultrasound is incredibly popular when using to treat chronic pains, shoulder pains, frozen shoulder, joint pains, knee pains and much more. Ultrasound Therapy promotes tissue healing and it also is recommended if you experience frozen shoulder or shoulder pain.