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Ultrasound is a therapeutic treatment that uses high frequency sound waves to heal soft tissue injuries with very rapid sound vibrations penetrating the tissues deep in the body, creating a heat response.
This vibration and heat helps break down and disperse unhealthy calcium accumulations. During ultrasound therapy, ultrasound gel is used to conduct the sound waves into the body. During the treatment, patients feel either nothing or a pleasant relaxing sensation below the skin.
Sound vibrations, as fast as a million times per second, penetrate tissues deep in the body, creating a heat response. These vibrations and heat help break down and disperse unhealthy calcium and other hard tissue accumulations.
The gel used to conduct the sound waves is at room temperature and may momentarily feel cool to the skin when it is initially applied. Most patients feel nothing or a pleasant relaxing sensation below the surface of the skin.
Ultrasound treatment can usually be administered directly to the area of complaint, penetrating deep into the body. The rise in temperature increases blood flow, relaxes muscle spasms, massages damaged tissues and speeds the healing process.
The benefits of ultrasound treatment include: