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How Effective Is Ultrasound Therapy In The Treatment Of Tendonitis
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
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
Had ultrasound therapy on lower back today. It hurt really bad in a certain spot where i've never experienced pain. Dr. Says its not supposed to hurt?
Maybe not related: New pain may not be related to ultrasound. It may be coincidence that pain occurred during ultrasound. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Helps treat it: I would not say it helps prevent tendon injury, it helps treat tendon injury.. ...Read more
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