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How can physical therapy ultrasound benefit an injury?

How can physical therapy ultrasound benefit an injury?

Increase temperature: Ultrasonic rays increase the local temperature of the area where it is applied. It's well known that heat is antiinflamatory. The acronym that may be used for this is "prish" for pain, redness, immobility (loss of function), swelling and heat. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Why is an ultrasound used in physical therapy exactly?

Why is an ultrasound used in physical therapy exactly?

Stimulation: Ultrasound is a stimulator. It helps stimulate tissue regeneration and increase blood supply to the affected area(s). It does have pain relieving properties as well. ...Read more

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What is the type of ultrasound used for deep tissue massages during physical therapy?

What is the type of ultrasound used for deep tissue massages during physical therapy?

Therapeutic: It is quite literally called "therapeutic ultrasound". The frequency used is 0.7 to 3.3 MHz. Diagnostic (imaging) ultrasound uses frequencies 3 to 18 MHz. The theory is that the ultrasound waves warm the tissues and break up scars to hasten recovery. However, there is controversy on whether therapeutic ultrasound actually works, as scientific studies tend to contradict each other on the subject. ...Read more

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Can an ultrasound on your neck cause nerve pain in hands? Never had this issue prior to physical therapy.

Can an ultrasound on your neck cause nerve pain in hands? Never had this issue prior to physical therapy.

Possibly: Any thing that causes an injury to your neck can cause arm and hand nerve symptoms, such as pain, numbness or weakness. This is because the nerves that run into your arms and down to your hands start in the neck. However, the neck problem that caused you to get ultrasound treatment of the neck is a much more likely culprit for the problems...and hand pain can have many other causes. See Doctor. ...Read more

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Can having physical therapy ultrasound to the shoulder joint cause electrical shock in the shoulder and arm? Felt when over shoulder bone.

Can having physical therapy ultrasound to the shoulder joint cause electrical shock in the shoulder and arm? Felt when over shoulder bone.

Yes it can: its not a real electrical shock but the ultrasound wand most not be used over bony prominences. Keep it deep people. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more