What is Ultrasound Therapy?

Ultrasound therapy, sometimes called ultrasonic therapy is beneficial for muscle, tendon and soft tissue injuries. With the use of high-frequency sound waves that create a small amount of heat and draw blood to the injured area while breaking up scar tissue. The increased blood flow promotes healing within the injury.

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Ultrasound therapy is delivered by a wand attached to an ultrasound machine. A cool, usually water-based gel is used to reduce the friction created by the movement from the device on your skin and helps the waves penetrate deeper into the skin.

Can Ultrasound Therapy Help with my Tendinitis?

Tendinitis is caused by the inflammation of the muscle tendon. Tendinitis can be extremely painful and can cause limited range of motion. It is commonly diagnosed in the wrist, elbow and shoulders, but tendinitis can happen in any tendon in the body.

Tendinitis is often caused by repetitive movements, overuse, or over strenuous activity, which overs stretches the tendons and causes inflammation. There are many ways people can calm their tendinitis. Most common home remedy treatments include an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen or massage or cold therapy. When this is not aggressive or fast enough, contact us, Advanced Sports & Family Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Lee’s Summit. We can help with Ultrasound Therapy and Exercise Therapy.

Ultrasound therapy helps increase the blood supply to the tendons that have become inflamed and painful, giving both reduction of symptoms and a fix to the problem. Ultrasound treatments start off with a low therapeutic frequency and gradually the length of the treatment and the intensity of the ultrasound are increased.

Ultrasound therapy is commonly pared with chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture. This ensures the best results and increased range of motion. Your doctor here at ASFCA will also take a very in-depth approach to help you fix the cause of what led to your symptoms. Whether it is a new tennis swing or repetitive motions working at your computer, we are here to help!

What other conditions are treatable with Ultrasound Therapy?  Ultrasound is commonly used to alleviate pain associated with:

• Sprains (Ligaments)
• Strains (Muscles
• Joint Inflammation
Plantar Fasciitis
• Bursitis
• Osteoarthritis
• Scar Tissue
• And much more depending in your injuries…

Life is not a race to the finish line, but an adventure waiting to be explored! Together, we can accomplish many health and wellness goals. Pain should never be a lifestyle… Preventing it should be.

For more information about Ultrasound Therapy, or to make an appointment, please contact us today!


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