Ultrasound Therapy Can Relieve Injury Pain, Increase Healing Speed and Decrease Swelling & Inflammation
Ultrasound is applied using a transducer or applicator that is ion direct contact with the patient’s skin.
They are absorbed primarily and intensively by deep tissue and soft tissue, such as ligaments, tendons and fascia (scar tissue is damaged fascia).
There are three primary benefits to ultrasound:
- Speeding up the healing process as a result of the increased blood flow in the treated area
- Decrease in pain from the reduction of swelling and edema
- The gentle massage of muscles tendons and/or ligaments in the treated area because no strain is added and any scar tissue is softened
Cavitational effects result from the vibration of the tissue causing microscopic bubbles to form, which transmit the vibrations in a way that directly stimulates cell membranes.
This physical stimulation appears to enhance the cell repair effects of the inflammatory response.
Study has proven that Ultrasound helps in enhancing the metabolic activities of cells. Thus, Ultrasound treatment helps in tissue repair, especially in soft tissue injuries.
Ultrasound is used to:
- Break up scare tissue and adhesions
- Reduce inflammation, swelling and calcium deposits
- Create a deep heat to localised areas to ease muscle spasms
- Increase soft tissue extensibility prior to stretching and exercise
- Facilitate healing at the cellular level
- Speeds metabolism and improves blood flow
- Reduce nerve root irritation
- At low intensities it can speed bone healing
- Enhance transcutaneous drug by phonophoresis
Contusions are one of the most frequent and debilitating injuries encountered in sports medicine.
Quick and effective treatment is crucial in sport injuries, such as a series of Ultrasound treatments combined with manual therapy in order to reduce the subsequent edema and as well as further stimulating the healing process.
To find out more about Ultrasound Therapy and how it can help you, please call us on 0208 780 0955, contact us online or pop-in to the clinic to talk to us in person.