What is Ultrasound?
Ultrasound introduces sound waves to injured tissues of the body.
How does Ultrasound work?
Ultrasound waves generate heat which causes the blood vessels to dilate. The areas ultrasound is applied to will therefore generate more blood flow, which increases oxygen to the areas injured. The more oxygen an injured area gets, the faster the repair can take place.
What does Ultrasound feel like?
Ultrasound is very comfortable. A gel is applied to the body so the Ultrasound waves can feed deeper into the muscles and joints. Many times our patients will experience some warmth and soothing sensation to the skin.
Why is Ultrasound used?
Ultrasound used at our clinic is used as a therapeutic device rather than a device that produces images at an OBGYN’s clinic. It is used to increase blood flow to areas that have been injured or is experiencing decreased circulation. Patients that experience arthritis to the spine or extremity joints, strained muscles, sprained ligaments, chronic recurrent pain or stiffness, decreased range of motion are candidates for treatment.
- Improves Blood Flow
- Increased Muscle Elasticity
- Enhances Body’s Natural Healing Ability