Ultrasound is a therapy that is utilized in our office to handle injuries that are related to joints, muscle spasm, and swelling as well as most soft tissue injuries. While it shares the same name, this ultrasound is not the same as the type of ultrasound utilized diagnostically to screen internally in the body. This ultrasound creates small sound waves that in effect vibrate and massage soft tissues and muscle. These sound waves do an excellent job in facilitating the body's healing process in addition to decreasing scar tissue formation and inflammation. Ultrasound is an excellent therapy that is utilized in the office to handle injuries such as from assorted sports like golf, tennis, running and many others.
Certain ultrasounds also create a heating effect to help relax the muscles or tightness in the body. This heat combined with the overall features of the ultrasound help to start the healing process at the most basic cellular level speeding up your road to recovery.