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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. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.. ...Read more