Ultrasound is a therapy that is utilized in the office to handle injuries related to joints, muscle spasms, as well as most soft tissues. While it shares the same name, this ultrasound is not the same as the type of ultrasound utilized diagnostically to screen internally in the body. This ultrasound creates small sound waves that vibrate and massage soft tissues and muscle. These sound waves do an excellent job in facilitating the body's healing process in addition to decreasing scar tissue formation.
Certain ultrasounds also create a heating effect to help relax the muscles or tightness in the body. This heat combined with the overall features of the ultrasound help to start the healing process at the most basic cellular level speeding up your road to recovery.
One of the benefits of ultrasound therapy is that it can help to heal some of the most “awkward joints” of the body, like the ankle, toes, elbows, wrists and hands. The use of ultrasound is with a conducting agent, like a gel, or the therapy can be submerged under water to reach the extremity joints. So, if you have suffered a whiplash injury or a sprained ankle, decreasing swelling is essential to the healing process and it can be attained through ultrasound therapy.
Let our doctors evaluate your ailments to see if your condition qualifies for this treatment!