Who Uses Ultrasound Therapy?
Ultrasound therapy machines are used primarily by chiropractors and physical therapists to treat joint pain, arthritis pain and muscle pain. Case studies have found that therapeutic ultrasound can alleviate people’s pain and also augment their healing.
How Does It Work?
During ultrasound therapy, a handheld transducer will generate high frequency sound waves that penetrate deeply into the tissues with the aid of an ultrasound gel. Either a clear conductive gel or phonophoresis gel (using ultrasound to enhance penetration of natural pain-relievers) is used during treatments. The ultrasonic waves are targeted at the injured or most painful area of the body to alleviate symptoms.
Most home ultrasound therapy machines will be handheld and have a rounded crystal probe head. After applying ultrasound gel, the ultrasound head should be moved in small circular motions during treatment. The handheld ultrasound transducer emits ultrasonic waves that travel through the body causing micro-vibrations in the tissues of the body. These vibrations heat tissues, such as tendons, ligaments and muscles, promoting blood flow at the injury site. This increased blood flow is the main aim of ultrasound therapy because it allows large amounts of nutrients and oxygen to reach affected cell tissues.
Ultrasound Treatment Protocol
The dosage of ultrasound therapy can easily be varied by slightly altering the frequency of the ultrasound beam. All the necessary controls for achieving this are placed on the control panel of the home ultrasound machine. A much deeper penetration of sound waves is achieved when the frequency is lowered. The 1Mhz frequency has proven most successful in dealing with deep tissue injuries.
Ultrasound at frequencies higher than 1Mhz (such as 3Mhz and 5Mhz) are used for injuries which are much closer to surface of the skin. 3Mhz and 5Mhz ultrasound do not penetrate very deeply into the body and are more limited in their treatment scope. A normal ultrasound therapy session lasts about 4 – 12 minutes, depending on the injury severity and location.
Ultrasound Therapy Machine Safety
There are some areas of the body that should be avoided during treatment with ultrasound therapy machines. You should not use ultrasound therapy machines near the brain, spine, face, lungs, liver, kidneys, testicles or ovaries. Care should also be taken when ultrasound therapy machines are used on pregnant women, people with pacemakers and patients taking coagulant medicines.
EZUltrasound.com’s home ultrasound machines are very safe because they utilize pulsed ultrasound waves and are equipped with a 30 minute auto shut-off function. These two features eliminate any risk of tissue overheating or skin burns.
Ultrasound at Home
Ultrasound therapy machines from EZUltrasound can be used in the comfort of your own home to rehabilitate injuries and treat chronic pain conditions, such as Fibromyalgia, tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis and more. Our portable ultrasound machines are FDA approved and come with a 60 day money-back guarantee and lengthy warranties.
Whether on-the-go or at home, a portable ultrasound machine from EZUltrasound.com can speed your healing and help you take back a pain-free life.
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About the Author
Christine Beggs was the founder of EZUltrasound.com, the leading provider of portable home ultrasound machines to relieve pain and speed healing.
Over the past many years, Christine has strived to deliver affordable, therapeutic ultrasound machines to anyone who needs them. Working closely with doctors and physical therapists, Christine has first hand knowledge of ultrasound therapy, its benefits and applications, and has a passion for sharing this knowledge in her articles.
She developed EZUltrasound.com to relay her continual dedication to improving the quality of people’s lives through the use of therapeutic ultrasound.