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About Ultrasound Waves
Adds Heat: Ultrasound waves penetrate the skin’s surface causing soft tissues to vibrate creating gentle heat.
Increases Blood Flow: Ultrasound waves cause increases in tissue relaxation and local blood flow to the treatment area. The effect of the increase in local blood flow can be used to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation. Increased blood flow delivers needed oxygen and nutrients, and removes cell wastes.
Enhances Absorption of Analgesics and Anti-inflammatory Agents: Ultrasound can also be used to achieve phonophoresis. This is a non-invasive way of enhancing the absorption of analgesics and anti-inflammatory agents to tissues below the skin using ultrasound waves.
Decreases Trigger Point Pain: Ultrasound works by decreasing the pain/sensitivity associated with muscular trigger points. Studies have demonstrated trigger points to be important causes of headache, back ache and all types of muscular/soft tissue “overuse” syndromes.