Ultrasound Therapy Walsall

What Is Ultrasound Therapy ?

Walsall Ultrasound therapy is a type of electrotherapy that has been used in physiotherapy for a long time. It’s most well-known for its non-thermal effect, in which high-frequency sound waves cause cellular fluids to vibrate and move.

Ultrasound therapy has been shown to improve the healing rate of certain soft tissues.

It is believed to:

  • Increase blood flow to a specific area to hasten the inflammatory process’ resolution time.
  • During tissue healing, stimulate the production of collagen (the main protein in tendons and ligaments).

Common Injuries Treated With Ultrasound

  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle Strain and tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ligament and tendon injuries

What To Expect From Ultrasound Therapy in Walsall?

On the body part to be treated, a small amount of gel will be applied. The physiotherapist in Walsall will place a transducer (sound head) attached to the ultrasound machine onto the gel and move it in small circles. The Walsall physiotherapist will programme the machine to deliver the required sound wave depth and intensity.

During the ultrasound treatment in Walsall, you will most likely be completely unaware of what is going on. If you experience any discomfort or pain, contact your physiotherapist in Walsall right away.

How Safe Is It?

Walsall Ultrasound therapy is a painless and non-invasive treatment option. However, there are times when ultrasound therapy in Walsall isn’t the best option. Your qualified Walsall physiotherapist will make sure it’s the right technique for you and will go over it with you. It would not be used over cancerous body parts, in pregnant women, or in children, to name a few examples.

Does It Work?

Ultrasound therapy in Walsall has been shown to improve symptoms and healing in a variety of soft tissue conditions, but the evidence is often of poor quality. Walsall Ultrasound therapy has been shown in recent studies to have a high likelihood of a placebo effect and to have minimal long-term benefits.

Ultrasound in Walsall may be used in conjunction with other more research-supported manual hands-on techniques due to the lack of substantial evidence for significant benefits (based on our physiotherapists in Walsall assessment of you). Our Walsall physiotherapists will make their decision based on the injury or condition you’re dealing with.

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