Ultrasound is a method of stimulating the tissue beneath the skin’s surface using very high frequency sound waves which cannot be heard by humans.
Ultrasound is approved for medical use nad provides dramatic increases in the rate of cellular repair, blood oxygen circulation, bringing beneficial pain relief without dangerous side-effects.
How Ultrasound Works
Therapeutic Ultrasound supplies deep penetrating sound waves directly to the source of the pain, to immediately soothe and relax it away. Clinical testing has shown it is one of the most efficient, non-invasive, heat therapies.
Ultrasound is applied using a round-headed wand or probe that is put in direct contact with the patient’s skin. Ultrasound gel is used on all surfaces of the head in order to reduce friction and assist in the transmission of the ultrasonic waves in the frequency range of about 0.8-3.0 MHz.
Benefits of Ultrasound
Ultrasonic therapy increases the temperature of tissues at a cellular level, increasing circulation and speeding the recovery process. It is very effective at reducing pain and inflammation of connective tissues in joints such as the knee, shoulder, hips and back. Some of the benefits of ultrasound therapy include:
- Accelerated healing from the increase in blood flow to the treated area.
- Decreased pain from the reduction of swelling and edema.
- Massage of muscles tendons and/or ligaments in the treated area.
- Softening and breakdown of scar tissue.
Ultrasound.produces physical stimulation which can be used for pain, musculoskeletal injuries and soft tissue lesions, including:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Back & Neck Pain
- Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
- Heel Spurs
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Golf & Tennis Elbow
- Sports Injuries
- Sprains & Strains
Dr. Hirsa, DC treats patients with the latest in Ultrasound equipment. The Intelect Legend Combo utilizes a 5 cm sound head applicator with 1.0 and 3.3 MHz frequencies, which have been established as the most effective for treatment of pain and injuries.
To learn more about healing with Ultrasound, please call us at 408-370-6300.