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What is therapeutic ultrasound? Ultrasound is a commonly used therapy to provide deep heating to soft tissues such as, muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. Ultrasound therapy can be applied to patients for low back pain, neck pain, rotator cuff tears, ankle sprains or knee meniscus tears. 

Ultrasound therapy has also been shown to be beneficial for chronic pain issues. It’s been shown that the ultrasound waves help to improve the circulation and extensibility of the tissue, improving mobility and decreasing pain.

BNC Ultrasound

What Ultrasound Feels Like

There isn’t any pain associated with ultrasound treatment. If anything, you may feel a mild, warm sensation or tingling around the treatment area. 

Deep Heating Effects

  • Increase circulation
  • Speed the healing process
  • Reduce Pain
  • Increase elasticity
Ultrasound in Physical Therapy. Therapist Using Ultrasound Applicator on a Patient’s Lower Back
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Musculoskeletal injuries treated with ultrasound. These may include:

  • Bursitis (inflammation in the fluid-filled sacs along joints)
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Sprains and ligament injuries
  • Joint contracture or tightness

When to Avoid Ultrasound Treatment

  • Over open wounds
  • Over metastatic lesions (cancer that has spread) or any active areas of cancer
  • Over areas of decreased sensation
  • Over parts of the body with metal implants, like in a total knee replacement or lumbar fusion
  • Near or over a pacemaker
  • Pregnancy
  • Around the eyes, breasts, or sexual organs
  • Over fractured bones
  • Near or over an implanted electrical stimulation device
  • Overactive epiphyses in children
  • Over an area of acute infection