The ultrasound machine produces sound waves, but at a much higher frequency than ‘audible’ sound. It penetrates our body tissues and creates vibrations in the deep tissues. This results in heat production and increased blood supply to the injured area, as well as increased soft tissue extensibility. US also alters the chemistry of the injured cells, accelerating the healing process leading to faster recovery. US is widely used for the treatment of ligament sprains, muscle strains, joint pain, soft tissue tightness and other conditions causing pain, inflammation and limitation of function.
Following are the benefits of US:
- Decrease pain
- Reduce inflammation
- Increase tissue flexibility, and joint movement
- Accelerate rate of tissue healing
- Decrease muscle spasm