Muscle aches and pains are common and can affect multiple muscles. Muscle pain can also affect ligaments, tendons, and fascia. The soft tissues that connect muscles, bones and organs are known as fascias. Muscle pain is most commonly caused by tension, overuse, or muscle injury as a result of exercise or strenuous physical labor.
The pain usually involves specific muscles and begins during or shortly after the activity. It is frequently clear which activity is causing the pain. Although most body or muscular aches are harmless, it is useful to understand what causes them and when to seek medical attention. The intensity and frequency of aches can vary.
Ultrasound Physiotherapy to treat body and muscles pain
When you have long-term pain (also known as chronic pain) or an injury, Physiotherapy is frequently one of your best options. It can help you feel better, move better, and become stronger.
Soft tissue massage and stretching to relieve tension and spasm, joint mobilizations, acupuncture, electrotherapy, corrective exercise, posture awareness, and advice on how to overcome pain in daily activities may be included in physiotherapy treatment to relieve your pain.
Ultrasound Physiotherapy to treat pain
For many years, physiotherapists have employed ultrasound therapy and electrotherapy. It is primarily used for its non-thermal effect, in which high-frequency sound waves cause cellular fluids to vibrate and move. The speed at which certain soft tissues heal is one of the claimed advantages of ultrasound therapy.
It is proposed that:
- In order to hasten the inflammatory process’s resolution, increase blood flow to the area.
- During tissue healing, encourage the production of collagen, which is the main protein in tendons and ligaments.
Uses of Ultrasound Physiotherapy
Ultrasound is effective in treating muscle, joint, and ligament swelling. The use of ultrasound technology can be used to treat a wide range of medical conditions. The most common use, however, is to treat problems with muscle tissue. The heating effect of ultrasound aids in the treatment of muscle pain and reduces chronic inflammation.
More lymph moves through the tissues as a result of ultrasound’s improved ability to move tissue fluids. Lymph, a necessary fluid, transports white blood cells throughout the body. So, in this way, ultrasound helps your damaged cells heal more quickly and fight infection.
Common injuries treated with Ultrasound Physiotherapy
Neck pain, Chronic back pain, Myofascial pain syndrome – which describes recurring pain and spasms in an area of the body, Osteoarthritis – a chronic inflammatory condition that impacts the joints, Bone breaks, painful bone cancer, nerve pain, pain due to non-cancerous tumors, or abnormal growths, Tendinitis – when the tissue that connects the bones to the muscles becomes irritated, Bursitis – when the fluid-filled sacs in the joints become inflamed and muscle strain and tears.
Temporary discomfort serves as a warning sign that something is wrong. While most minor aches and pains can be quickly treated and forgotten, some are indicators of more serious conditions that we shouldn’t ignore. For instance, the discomfort of a broken leg is advantageous because it compels us to rest the leg while it heals.
Chronic pain is typically defined as pain that lasts longer than the typical amount of time tissues need to heal after an injury. Although some soft tissue injuries can take several months to fully recover, most do so in a matter of weeks. Pain specialists typically refer to pain that lasts for more than three to six months as “chronic” or persistent pain. Although the exact causes of chronic pain are not always known, in some conditions it is believed that the pain is brought on by the confusion of pain signals traveling through the nerve fibers. The signals are then misunderstood by the brain.
How does Ultrasound Physiotherapy work?
The body part that will be treated will be covered in a thin layer of gel. The physiotherapist will place an ultrasound transducer (sound head) on the gel and make small circular motions with it. The machine will be programmed by the physiotherapist to deliver the required depth and intensity of sound waves.
Most likely, during the ultrasound procedure, you won’t feel anything. Inform your physiotherapist right away if you do feel pain or discomfort.
Ultrasound Physiotherapy comes in a variety of forms
There are two types of ultrasound therapy: thermal and mechanical.
- The wand vibrates and heats the muscles and skin during thermal ultrasound therapy. Thermal ultrasound therapy is used to treat stretch discomfort, soft tissue pain, and other musculoskeletal issues.
- In mechanical ultrasound, also known as cavitation ultrasound therapy, ultrasound waves create pressure differences in tissue fluids, causing bubbles to form. These bubbles collide with solid objects, explode, and send shockwaves all over the place.
Risks of Ultrasound Physiotherapy
Complications from ultrasound physical therapy are extremely unlikely. However, prolonged exposure to low-intensity ultrasound can result in superficial skin burns. So, when the ultrasound probe comes in contact with your skin, doctors usually make sure that it is moving.
Due to the shockwaves it creates, cavitation ultrasound therapy can also cause minor discomfort. Your doctor will give you a sedative or anesthesia to treat this issue and manage the pain. Depending on how long the procedure takes and how long you were exposed to the shockwaves, internal bleeding and scarring can also occasionally happen.
Problems close to a pregnant woman’s womb are not treated with therapeutic ultrasound because doing so could endanger the unborn child. Additionally, it is typically avoided when applied to the spine, eyes, pacemakers, other implants, and regions that are infected.
Ultrasound therapy machines by UltraCare PRO
Sonictens, a cutting-edge pain-relieving technology developed by UltraCare PRO, has been integrated into a small, sleek device. Sonictens was created by combining portable ultrasound and TENS physiotherapy equipment. By combining the synergistic effects of TENS and ultrasound on a painful location, untreatable and persistent muscle or nerve-related symptoms can be treated more quickly. Sonictens technology allows for the effective treatment of both acute and chronic pain without the use of drugs. Sonictens is an ergonomically designed portable device that comes with a carrying pouch, reusable self-adhesive electrode pads, a lead cable, an AC adaptor, one Ultracool Pack, and a NatureCure gel.
The US 111 Therapeutic Ultrasound Therapy Machine is a well-known medical advancement that is a non-invasive, all-natural method of treating any type of chronic muscle pain. As a result of crystals vibrating within the probe’s head, this portable ultrasound therapy device with smart technology inside produces pulsed and continuous 1 MHz sound waves. These waves then penetrate the skin up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) into muscles and body tissues, causing deep heating that the patient typically does not feel.
US 111, when used promptly and frequently, can promote muscular pain recovery while also reducing swelling and inflammation. The controls allow you to customize the length, intensity, and mode of the therapy.
In a nutshell…
UltraCare Pro is the most reputable manufacturer and supplier of portable physiotherapy equipment in India. Since 2012, we at Zealmax have dedicated ourselves to constant research and innovation, resulting in a number of smart pain management solutions that assist our society in returning to a pain-free life. Our physiotherapy machines have been tested, clinically approved, and patented, demonstrating their ability to heal any type of acute to chronic pain faster, better, drug-free, and naturally without any adverse effects.