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Ultrasound Therapy has been in practice for a prolonged period of time. It is being extensively used in physical therapy as a result of its favorable benefits. The conventional method of physical therapy used ice packs and other cold therapies to heal.

However, over time, heat therapy has proven to give better results. The Ultrasound Therapy, as the name suggests, uses sound waves in various frequencies that create heat. The warmth thus created helps people in healing from various kinds of problems.

The machine is used by the direct application on the affected area of the body, using a kind of gel. It creates heat in that local area, concentrating on a particular point to give faster results.


How Does Ultrasound Therapy Work?

This Therapy includes an Ultrasound probe which makes direct contact with the injured area. The head of this probe has crystals which vibrate when an electric field is created.

These vibrating crystals create sound waves that come to contact with the injury. The tissues in the area then vibrate, which causes a warm sensation. The heat formed increases the size of the blood vessels in the surrounding area. Increase in the size of these vessels required more blood in that place, hastening the otherwise slow healing process.

A gel is applied to the area of the injury to have minimal friction and for the sound waves to pass through. The probe is then moved in a circular motion around the area.

What is Ultrasound Therapy used for?

Ultrasound Therapy is a fantastic device to reduce inflammation in your tissue and reduce pain, additionally the devices are known to improve blood circulation to the area which helps with healing. Some other benefits are:

  • Reduces scar tissue.
  • Pain relief.
  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Easy to use for almost any area of the body.
  • Perfect for Shoulder pain, neck pain, back pain, knee pain, joint pain and many more.

Our Ultrasound machines are also fantastic for facial treatment and beauty – the machine perfect for this is our 3mhz Ultrasound Machine

During the treatment on your face, high levels of sound waves are used to penetrate deep below the surface of your skin on the face. This therapy promotes cellular repair and renewal, increasing the blood flow to the area of use.

Some additional Benefits include:

  • Tones facial muscle.
  • Increase blood circulation.
  • Combat’s puffiness.
  • Improves product penetration for other skin care products.
  • Reduces Acne
  • Exfoliates dead skin cells.

Click the link to find out more about Home Ultrasound Facial Treatment.

What else can my portable ultrasound machine help with?

Whilst our devices are fantastic for treatment used to relieve pain but also promote tissue healing, unfortunately it is not effective against all Chronic pain conditions, however it will help reduce the amount of pain for these types of conditions:

Are there any studies on Therapeutic Ultrasound Machines?

You can find further studies on Ultrasound Therapy having significantly reduced pain and improved joint functions in patients that were tested. These patients suffer from moderate to severe Osteoarthritis knee pain. Studies can be found here.

How to use your Ultrasound Therapy Device?

The way to use our Ultrasound devices:

Step 1: Apply Ultrasound Gel to the area of focus.

Step 2: Move the transducer (head of the ultrasound device) back and forth over the gel, make sure you do not keep the device still.

Step 3: Depending on the specific condition, it may be worth adjusting the depth of penetration. Please see our FAQ’s below to find out more.

Types of Ultrasound Therapy

There are two main types of Ultrasound Therapy and they are

Thermal Ultrasound Therapy: This type of therapy focuses on increasing the power of the soft tissue to heal itself. The sound waves in such therapy are even and persistent. They cause minor vibrations in the soft tissue resulting in heat and friction.

Mechanical Ultrasound Therapy: In this therapy, the sound waves are irregular and throbbing in nature. It is best used to reduce inflammation in the tissues and reduce pain.

Ultrasound Machine can be used in the following conditions

• Tendonitis: Where there is inflammation in the tissue connected to the bone

• Bursitis: Which is the swelling of the cushioning sacks of the bone

• When there is stiffness caused as a result of a frozen shoulder

• Muscle catches, strains or tears

• In case of a muscle contracture, in which case, a muscle or joint becomes short permanently.

• Can be used for any kind of sprains

This therapy is also known to work its miracle on patients who suffer from chronic pains who have not benefitted from any other treatment.

Precautionary Measures

A few points are to be kept in mind before starting the use of ultrasound therapy to avoid any complications. The pointers below are to ensure that the therapy is completely safe to use.

The probe should be moving at all times. Stopping it in a single spot for too long can cause damage the tissue underneath it.

The patient is not supposed to feel any pain during therapy. This occurs only when the probe is stationary for too long. A warm sensation is common and normal during the therapy sessions.

The probe should not be used:

  • On the lower back of women who are menstruating or pregnant.
  • Around the eyes or sex organs
  • Any kinds of lesions or open wounds
  • Over areas which have malignant tumors
  • Near or over plastic implants
  • In places where there is a compromised blood flow

Using an Ultrasound Machine can have different kinds of results for different people. When it is used under trained professionals and proper guidance, Ultrasound therapy has shown promising results to many.

What to Expect

Whilst you are using this portable ultrasound device you should not feel any real discomfort or additional pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can i use my Ultrasound Therapy machine on my neck?

Yes, our portable ultrasound device can certainly be used on your neck.

Can i use my Ultrasound Therapy machine on my shoulder?

That is correct, our ultrasound therapy devices can indeed by used on your shoulder and your shoulder blade.

Is there a difference between 1MHz and 3MHz Ultrasound devices?

Yes, 1MHz has a different depth of penetration to our 3MHz devices.

What device is best for facial treatment?

Our 3MHz ultrasound device is best for beauty and facial treatment due to the depth of treatment needed, fantastic for reduction in scar tissue and acne.

What Ultrasound device is best for joint pain?

Our 1MHz ultrasound device is fantastic for joint pain and any other pain as it can treat deeper into the body compared to the 3MHz.

Is Ultrasound Therapy painful?

No, Ultrasound therapy should not bring on any additional pain.

How much does a Portable Ultrasound Machine Cost?

Our portable handheld ultrasound machines cost between £99-£118.

  • £99 – Wired Ultrasound hand-held device.
  • £118 – Our 1MHz and our 3MHz Therapeutic Rechargeable devices.
  • £179 – This is for both our 1MHz and our 3MHz Ultrasound Machines in one pack.


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