Ultrasound Therapy is a classic therapy approach that is used to treat inflammation, pain, muscle spasm, tendonitis and can help break down scar tissue.
It utilizes sound waves to treat the desired area. It has been described as “a massage at the cellular level”.
The benefits of ultrasound include:
- Increases blood flow which speeds up the healing process
- Reduces swelling and edema to decrease pain
- Ultrasound waves gently massage the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bursas. This speeds healing and softens any scar tissue that is usually present in an injured area
Many sports injuries, tendonitis, bursitis and other muscle/tendon/ligament injuries respond well to this gentle approach.