Ultrasound is a type of treatment that provides deep heat to tissues. A special machine is used that sends out sound waves at a high frequency. The sound waves generate heat as they go deep into your muscles and soft tissue. The deep heat causes changes in the injured tissue and helps it heal.
When is ultrasound used?
Ultrasound treatment is used for muscle, overuse, and soft tissue injuries. It is used on deep soft tissue, muscle bruises, and to help break up scar tissue that may have built up due to an injury or surgery. Often it is used along with a physical therapy program of stretches and exercises.