What is ultrasound therapy?
Ultrasound therapy works with Ultrasonic waveswhich are guided by a transducer in a circular motion over the part of the body to be treated. A gel makes the device easier to move on the skin and creates a comfortable feeling for the patient. The ultrasonic waves cause the Tissue tissues are set in motion or begin to vibrate, which generates heat. heat is generatedwhich in turn body’s own processes activated. This ultrasound therapy is one vigorous massage similar, whereby it is a molecular massage which cells (cell molecules) and their membranes makes you move. Through this form of treatment the Blood circulation activated and the cell metabolism stimulated. This strengthens resilience and muscle and tendon tissue injuries heal faster.
When and how is ultrasound therapy used?
Ultrasound therapy is used for Complaints of the musculoskeletal system used: it is effective for Tendonitis and injuries such as tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow, for Achillodynia, for soft tissue injuries due to accidents (Contusions/distortions), at Ligament injuries and Ligaments (supination trauma), muscle strains and tears, Osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases, chronic inflammations and after bone fractures. Ultrasound therapy is used in medical as well as physiotherapeutic areas and has similar properties as electrotherapy.
While ultrasound therapy is applied with gel as mentioned, there are also alternative forms of applicationfor example using a tub or a tank under water. tank under water (especially for the treatment of feet and hands), in which the ultrasonic waves are either pulsed (in which case no heat is generated) or emitted continuously be Another form of ultrasound therapy is the so-called Sonophoresis, whereby ultrasound helps to transport certain drugs into the tissue to be treated.