Why 'Ultrasound therapy' is recommended for Tennis elbow, RSI, carpel tunnel, sports injuries and more...
Sound waves pass through the skin to cause a vibration locally. This vibration, or cavitation as it's known, causes a deep heating, however, limited sensation of heat will normally be felt. The muscle or tissue will generally feel less painful and muscle tissue feels softer and relaxed.
Ultrasound has been shown to cause increased tissue relaxation, increased local blood flow, and scar tissue breakdown. The increase in local blood flow can be used to help reduce local swelling, chronic inflammation and recovery. Some studies use it to promote bone fracture healing rates.
I have used ultrasound for sprain type injuries, twisted ankle, sprained wrist and muscle strains where for the first week or so the injury is too painful for manual therapy. Gentle ultrasound and acupuncture work really well together to alleviate pain, inflammation, discomfort and improved healing times - especially useful for team sports like rugby, football etc
Ultrasound for 'RSI' or repetitive strain injury can be sports related or even an overloading workplace injury. This type of inflammatory injury responds well to gentle ultrasound which has a deep effect on tendons and ligaments allowing a more normal range of joint motion and function.
Ultrasound for carpel tunnel, tennis elbow, golfers elbow and frozen shoulder
This type of RSI type injury responds very well to ultrasound by the reduction of local inflammation and pain. It can also be used in conjunction with acupuncture and has been shown to work as a long term solution.
Sports massage and ultrasound
Ultrasound, sports massage, gentle manipulation and acupuncture do work very well together and will assist with speeding up the recovery and rehabilitation of an injury.
Find out more about how ultrasound treatments, sports massage can help you with RSI, tendon ruptures, ligament strains and muscle sprains, arthritis, posture and joint pain.
Paul Skidmore Therapies for sports massage, ultrasound and acupuncture in Oxfordshire and surrounding areas
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