A lot of people know that ultrasound is used for looking at babies and also for diagnosing illnesses. But did you know that ultrasound can also help with different problems? Below are some of health benefits of ultrasound therapy.
1. Deeper Heat
Ultrasound therapy provides deep heat. Sound waves cause vibrations and when the tissues vibrate, this will increase friction to your molecular level, which means the targeted tissue’s temperature rises. This means that ultrasound is better than traditional hot packs, which isn’t able to penetrate joint tissues or muscles. Ultrasound heads also come in many different frequencies so they’re able to target different depths. This means skilled therapists are able to send the heat right where it should go.
2. Deeper Stretch
That deep heat that is being generated with the ultrasound is able to help with relaxing a strained or tense muscle. This helps with minimizing muscle spasms that often comes with injury or tension. It can also help with increasing a person’s range of motion.
3. Tissue Healing
The deep heat from ultrasound can help with healing the deep tissues. It affects the the cells of soft tissues and their metabolism. Not only that, but these cells will often become much more receptive to the healing fluids, and these fluids are found in the increase in blood flow that the ultrasound generates. Ultrasounds also can help with treating lesions on soft tissue and surgical wounds.
4. Controlling Scar Tissue
Another one of the benefits that ultrasound therapy offers is the acoustic effect it has. The ultrasound waves cause soft tissue cells to have tiny vibrations. These types of vibrations affect fibers which are responsible for forming scar tissue. As time passes, when ultrasound is used it can help with preventing some formation of scar tissue and it also may be able to help with breaking down some of the scar tissue.
5. Reduced Pain
Ultrasound can help with reducing pain. Some of this control is a result of the treatment. These are things like the decrease in muscle spasms and tightness and healing tissues. But another benefit comes from the way that it’s helping the physical therapist do their job. When the healing powers and heat combine, it prepares the patient’s muscles for other types of therapeutic treatments which reduce their pain, including strengthening and stretching.
These are some of the benefits that ultrasound therapy can offer to patients. The good thing about it is unlike other types of therapy it doesn’t cause any type of pain. If you have a chronic pain condition or you have had surgery, you might want to ask your doctor about ultrasound therapy. It might be able to help you with your pain and your recovery.
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