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.
Ultrasound. Ultrasound as therapy heats and soothes tissues . It needs to be applied by an experienced therapist under the right conditions nd for the right diagnosis. Overused or used in the wrong way it can irritate tissues. So yes it can help but make sure your diagnosis is correct and the therapist has a good understanding regrading when it is too much. As a rough guide you should leave feeling good.

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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?

That's OK. I'd not worry too much about it at this time. Sometimes nerves that traverse over a large area may get irritated and hurt distantly. Same for the muscles. Watch and see how subsequent treatments go. If feeling worse or uncomfortable, ask the therapist to discontinue or change modalities. Read more...
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...

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...

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. Read more...

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...

Can ultrasound therapy be used on my lower back even though I have titanium implants in my back?

Yes. There should be no issues with ultrasound therapy on your back. If the plates are between the muscle area and the ultrasound though, it will likely not be an effective treatment. Read more...

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. Read more...