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What could cause metatarsal pain during ultrasound therapy?

What could cause metatarsal pain during ultrasound therapy?

Sonic Boom.: Using ultra sound, in the therapeutic frequency range, could elicit pain in the metatarsal if the metatarsal has a stress fracture. The frequency cannot be in the imaging range for this phenomena to work.

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Is it normal to get pain at treated site after ultrasound therapy?

Is it normal to get pain at treated site after ultrasound therapy?

No: US not creating any pain. Most likely this pain is related to the conditions, that required ulltasound.

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How ultrasound therapy works? Can it heal runner's knee?

How ultrasound therapy works? Can it heal runner's knee?

Tissue warming: Therapeutic ultrasound is different from the diagnostic ultrasound, used to make images from under the skin, in both intensity and frequency. Therapeutic ultrasound causes vibration of the target tissue such as a tendon or muscle. This vibration causes warming of the tissue, causing pain relief and improvement in blood supply to the area, promoting healing, even in chronic runner's knee.

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How ultrasound therapy works? Can it heal runners knee permanently?

It's complicated: U/s is a form of deep heat. You may need an orthopedic or sports medicine evaluation to figure out your knee pain.

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What exactly is oblique muscle ultrasound therapy?

What exactly is oblique muscle ultrasound therapy?

Test to check women: It is an ultrasound exam which uses the sound waves to check womens reproductive organs, that is uterus, fallopian tubes and vagina.

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Are the at home portable ultrasound therapy machines when used safely cancerous/release radiation?

Are the at home portable ultrasound therapy machines when used safely cancerous/release radiation?

No: This is just a lie that was made up by somebody on the internet. The type of radiation isn't the kind that mutates genes or induces cancer. Even you give rise to radiation. Best wishes.

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Had ultrasound therapy on low back for the 1st time today. It hurt really bad over a certain area where I've never experienced pain before. Only hurt when transducer was over the area. Pain was a 7?

Had ultrasound therapy on low back for the 1st time today. It hurt really bad over a certain area where I've never experienced pain before. Only hurt when transducer was over the area. Pain was a 7?

Not enough info: Utrasound therapy is not a common modality for relief of back pain. You may benefit from imaging such as x-ray or mri. Steroid injections have been effective for many. If you are obese, lose weight and strengthen abdominal muscles for relief. This could be a muscle spasm that may respond to massage and medication, try seeing a legitimate pain specialist, neurologist, or neurosurgeon.

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What does ultrasound therapy do to prevent tendon injury?

What does ultrasound therapy do to prevent tendon injury?

Helps treat it: I would not say it helps prevent tendon injury, it helps treat tendon injury..

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Hysterectomy - is electrotherapy and ultrasound therapy safe to have post op 15 weeks total hysterectomy.?

Hysterectomy - is electrotherapy and ultrasound therapy safe to have post op 15 weeks total hysterectomy.?

Should be fine: As long as you are not having surgical pain, no problem with doing other sorts of therapy that long after a hysterectomy. However make sure the provider knows you recently had surgery.

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Does ultrasound therapy followed by interferiantial current (electrodes) breakdown my belly fat?

Doubtful: There are centers who advertise this therapy for weight loss, but there haven't been any scientific evaluations proving their effectiveness. Most are run by chiropractors as a franchise.

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Does ultrasound therapy really reduce internal / adhesive scar tissue?

Does ultrasound therapy really reduce internal / adhesive scar tissue?

Probably: I am not aware of any true science studies that have examined this on a prospective randomized controlled trials using level oneevidence based medicine but it theoretically makes sense to help scar tissue mature and reorganize

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I am having acute right shoulder and neck pain. Now taking ift and ultrasound therapy. Pain increases after strength exercises. Should I continue?

I am having acute right shoulder and neck pain. Now taking ift and ultrasound therapy. Pain increases after strength exercises. Should I continue?

Depends: It really depends on what the diagnosis is. There are some conditions in which more pain may be expected, such as in rehab for a frozen shoulder. There are other conditions therapy might inadvertently worsen such as a complete cuff tear or a cervical disc herniation. You should probably be checked. An MRI would be reasonable if it has not been done. Thank you.

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3 months ago, my pip joint of pinky got dislocated. Reduced movement, normal strength. Anything to get it back to normal? Having ultrasound therapy

3 months ago, my pip joint of pinky got dislocated. Reduced movement, normal strength. Anything to get it back to normal? Having ultrasound therapy

Continue with motion: Need to make sure you can fully straighten your pip joint. If this joint is bent and you can't fully straighten then you should see a hand therapist who can start you with splinting. Once you loose the ability to straighten the pip joint may never return. Flexion will come back once the swelling resolves.

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Suffered 36 long hours with a perforated ulcer. Now severely full of scar adhesions. Is there any therapy to break them down, like ultrasound therapy?

Suffered 36 long hours with a perforated ulcer. Now severely full of scar adhesions. Is there any therapy to break them down, like ultrasound therapy?

Glad you survived: Hopefully the delay in emergent life saving surgery for your perforated ulcer was well fetted. Now you have adhesions, a separate problem related to the ulcer and repair. I do not recommend surgical therapy for adhesions unless they are causing bowel obstruction. If you are not bowel obstructed, massage and ultrasound will not hurt you.

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How effective is ultrasound therapy in the treatment of tendonitis?

How effective is ultrasound therapy in the treatment of tendonitis?

VERY EFFECTIVE: However in the therapy of tendonitis you must receive different modalities and exercises that together with ultrasound would be very effective.

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