To Your Health
July, 2007 (Vol. 01, Issue 07)
Who Can Benefit From Therapeutic Ultrasound?
Ultrasound energy has been scientifically shown to reduce pain and inflammation, accelerate tissue healing and promote faster injury recovery.
Ultrasound treatments will increase the rate of healing, but more importantly, evidence now suggests ultrasound can improve the quality of healing by increasing the strength of repairing tissues (tendons and ligaments).
Ultrasound's ability to effectively reduce inflammation makes it ideal for anyone suffering from arthritis or any form of tendonitis or bursitis. It also helps to increase the range of motion of stiff joints and reduces muscle tension/spasms often associated with arthritic conditions or stress-related, postural causes.
Remember, it is important to be proactive about health conditions as they arise. People often let pain carry on, thinking it will go away. If you are undergoing treatments for a chronic, painful or inflammatory condition - back pain, foot pain, injury from an accident, sports injury or an acute traumatic sprain or strain - you know all about it. If you are seeking long-lasting relief but haven't found it yet, ask your doctor about therapeutic ultrasound. It is excellent for long-lasting relief if used regularly.
Matthew J. Weisbrod, MD, BSc, attended medical school at the University of Western Ontario. He currently practices as a family physician in Collingwood, Ontario.