The Beneficial Effect of Ultrasound
Compared to other types of physical therapy, ultrasound penetrates deeper into the tissues of ligaments and tendons (structures with a high collagen density). The action of ultrasound is based on its mechanical energy, thermal and chemical effects. With its mechanical energy, ultrasound leads to thickening and thinning the tissue, manifesting itself through micro-massage. Thermal action is manifested as a moderate increase in the local temperature of the tissue and dilation of blood vessels. Therapy leads to the intensification of oxidative processes in tissues and the acceleration of metabolism.
The most common indications are musculoskeletal pain, rheumatic muscle spasms, degenerative joint diseases (coxarthrosis, gonarthrosis), subacute and chronic soft tissue inflammation (tendinitis, enthesitis, bursitis, shoulder arthritis), plantar fasciitis.