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What are the basic abilities and characteristics you can expect to find with the therapeutic ultrasound devices on the market now?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

It’s essential to first go over the therapeutic ultrasound method to begin with. This medical technology is the use of high frequency, ultrasound waves to stimulate the tissue of the body where injury and/or pain are a problem. In most cases, the device can reach up to 4 inches below the surface of the skin and feels and acts like a deep tissue massage for the region.
As mentioned, therapeutic ultrasound delivers sound waves to the damaged areas of the body at a frequency of between 800,000 and 2,000,000 Hz. The good news is that the sound can’t be heard by either human or animal, helping to reduce any fears or misgivings the patient may have about the treatment. With sound waves at those frequencies, the very cells and molecules of the muscle and ligament tissue are positively affected.
What injuries, illnesses, and ailments are best treated with the therapeutic ultrasound method?
The simple and short answer to the above question is any injury or problem that a patient would seek out professional, therapeutic massage to relieve. As noted, therapeutic ultrasound reaches deeper tissue than the best massage therapist would ever be able to reach. Just like massage, these useful method of stimulating muscle tissue, improving blood circulation, and reducing swelling, is wonderful for aiding in pain and injury with the muscles groups, the ligaments of the body, and even with the cartilage that is present in joints like the knees, hips, and of course, the spine. Of course, therapeutic ultrasound is perfect for people injured in auto accidents, which deep tissue damage, and those who have been injured playing sports or engaging in some other physical activity.
It’s not only the physically active people who benefit from therapeutic ultrasound. There is no disputing the benefit of this method on diseases like carpel tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and bursitis. Chronic pain from past injuries or diseases can also be treated and the patient experience less pain and greater range of motion with the use of therapeutic ultrasound.

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