What is ultrasound?
Ultrasound works by bombarding the injury site with a very high frequency sound wave. The vibration generated has two effects.
Firstly, on a microscopic scale it shakes the injury site. This shaking helps break down and soften any scar tissue, or thickened areas of built up inflammation that may have accumulated around the injury site.
Secondly, research has shown that a low dose of ultrasound can help accelerate the chemical repair process in the body. This process occurs because the ultrasonic waves strike small cells called mast cells. The mast cells are ‘tricked’ into releasing the chemicals, thus hastening the recovery process.
Ultrasound has many uses and can help with many conditions that have associated inflammation, swelling, wear-and-tear or pain.