This is a form of electromedical stimulation current therapy, which generates heat in the form of sound waves, which are directed into the muscles and tissues and reduce pain.
The use of ultrasound is used in physiotherapy as a therapeutic measure and it is applied via an ultrasound head, which is circling over the affected area. Sound waves are generated, which are transmitted from the therapy device to the patient by a previously applied ultrasound gel, and the tissue begins to vibrate and warm up. This warming supports the healing of the tissue, provides pain relief and promotes blood circulation.
Ultrasound therapy is particularly suitable for patients with rheumatic diseases, pain from joint inflammation or joint wear, as well as for patients with problems in the spine.
Ultrasound therapy also has a soothing effect on injuries to ligaments, tendons and bursae. In addition, ultrasound therapy is used for delaying bone healing or soft tissue injuries. It is always part of a combination of therapies in physiotherapy.
Ultrasound therapy is not suitable for patients who have a pacemaker, defibrillator or an artificial joint or metal implant. In addition, some organs in the body can be very sensitive to ultrasound waves. Treatment with ultrasound should be avoided near the eyes, heart, brain, spinal cord, malignant tumours or in pregnant women.