Therapeutic ultrasound, commonly known as ultrasound therapy, is a non-invasive, drug-free procedure used in physical therapy to promote tissue healing and treat various chronic pain conditions. Ultrasound therapy provides deep heating to soft tissues in the body, including muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments, and thereby reduce the pain and inflammation of the affected area. Therapeutic ultrasound is different from diagnostic ultrasound, which the health care providers use to see inside of the body.
HPFY offers a comprehensive selection of ultrasound therapy units and accessories like ultrasound gel, gel warmers, and sound head applicators from leading manufacturers like Chattanooga, Fabrication Enterprises, etc.
During treatment, the transducer (ultrasound applicator head) should be kept moving slowly, angled at 90 degrees to the treatment area. If the applicator remains in one place for a longer time, there is a chance of burning the tissues and blood vessels underneath.
Therapeutic ultrasound can treat a wide variety of conditions. It is not limited to one specific disease or region of pain. Following are the some of the common conditions that ultrasound therapy helps treat, including:
Ultrasound has been used in physiotherapy to treat a wide variety of ailments for over 50 years. The therapeutic ultrasound machine sends an electric current through crystals found in the ultrasound probe. The probe vibrates and produces ultrasonic waves. The sound waves cannot be heard, but they are able to travel through the skin and to tissues. The ultrasound provides heat to the deep tissues and promotes healing of the injured body part. If your physical therapist thinks that heat may be required to treat your condition, ultrasound is a good choice to use.
Therapeutic ultrasound is categorized into two types, thermal and mechanical. Both use sound waves produced by a transducer head to penetrate soft tissues. The difference between the two types is the rate at which the sound waves penetrate the tissues.
The sound waves generated by the transducer result in small vibrations in the deep tissue molecules, increasing heat and friction. The heating effect increases metabolism at the cellular level, which encourages healing in soft tissues. Thermal ultrasound therapy treats myofascial pain, soft tissue pain, muscle strain or sprain, and other musculoskeletal issues. Sometimes, this therapy is used to treat advanced problems like prostate cancer, uterine fibroids, and skin problems.
Mechanical ultrasound is also known as cavitation ultrasound therapy. The sound waves created by the ultrasound machine cause slight vibrations in the soft tissue that lead to forming of tiny gas bubbles. The expansion and contraction of these gas bubbles help reduce the inflammatory response, thus decreasing pain and swelling.
One can reap several benefits while using a therapeutic ultrasound machine. Ultrasound therapy machine helps:
Therapeutic ultrasound should not be used on these body parts and conditions:
The beam non-uniformity ratio (BNR) helps determine the quality of the home ultrasound machine. This ratio indicates how the beam energy generated by the device can be sent to different body parts. Higher will be the quality of the machine with low BNR.
The portion of the sound head that produce sound waves is the effective radiating area (ERA). In general, the ERA is smaller than the transducer area. While buying an ultrasound machine, consider its ERA to get targeted therapy.
The acoustic energy produced from the machine depends on its frequency to allow the body tissues to absorb the energy and speed up the healing process. In general, the ultrasound machine with higher frequencies makes the body absorb the energy easily and quickly compared to the machines with lower frequencies.
An ultrasound therapy machine is likely to be used by different people. It is best to purchase a device that offers numerous adjustable parameters. You can conveniently alter the treatment parameters to get the desired effect and reap maximum benefits.
Some portable ultrasound machines come with easy to carry protective carrying case. Having a carrying case will make it easy to carry or transport the device with all accessories. Additionally, you can conveniently store the device while not in use. Pain Management Premium Portable Ultrasound Machine comes with a hard carrying case.
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