Did You Know Ultrasound Could Be Used for Pain Relief?
Ultrasound can help you heal, no matter what aches or pains you may be experiencing.
Ultrasound is a specialized method of physical therapy that uses mechanical energy to promote the healing process.
It can be used as a way to manage or relieve pain, treat injuries, and improve your ability to perform daily activities.
If you are suffering from pain or a recent injury, ultrasound treatments may benefit you.
Contact Long Island Physical Therapy today to find out more about our ultrasound services and how they can aid you in your recovery process.
There are two main ways that ultrasound works to heal and repair damaged tissues in the body.
The first includes the thermal energy (heat) benefits and the second includes the non-thermal benefits:
The technology behind ultrasound treatments involves the use of sound waves.
These sound waves are used to treat conditions affecting the muscles, ligaments, and bones by creating vibrations that generate heat.
When the tissues vibrate, friction is produced at the molecular level, which causes the temperature of the tissues to increase.
While heating packs can be effective in warming up an affected area, they are unable to reach the tissues in the same way that ultrasound technology can.
When an ultrasound treatment is being conducted, our Physical therapist at Long Island Physical Therapy will generously put gel on the surface of the ultrasound applicator, in order to minimize friction and promote the transmission of the sound waves.
These waves are then absorbed by your tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues.
Ultrasound treatments are vague, in the sense that they can treat a vast variety of conditions.
It is not limited to one specific ailment or region of pain.
Some common conditions that ultrasound helps treat include, but are not limited to:
Sprains, strains, and tears
Ultrasound treatments help to relieve pain, increase blood flow, reduce swelling and inflammation, and promote tissue healing.
By doing so, it is able to successfully treat and reduce the painful symptoms of multiple conditions.
At Long Island Physical Therapy, our highly trained Physical Therapist will design a treatment plan for your specific needs.
This could include ultrasound treatments, depending on the nature of your condition and contributing symptoms.
At your initial appointment, a physical therapist will conduct a physical exam that will help in the diagnosis of your condition and how it should be treated.
Your treatment plan will also take into account your medical history and any additional health restrictions you may have.
If you are suffering from pain or injury, don’t wait any longer. Long Island Physical Therapy will get you back to your optimum levels of physical function in no time!
Contact our Long Island Physical Therapy office today to schedule your appointment!