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Types of Physiotherapy - Ultrasonic Therapy

Ultrasonic therapy

It's an electromagnetic wave different from sound waves.

The frequencies of waves employed for medical purposes are between 5,00,000 and 3,000,000 cycles/sec.(6 Trusted Source
Ultrasonics

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Generation of Ultrasonic waves

Ultrasonic waves are generated by vibration of a Crystal mounted on a special head.

Treatment Time

  1. Initial Stage - 3 to 4 min
  2. Severe Stage - 6 to 8 min

Where useful?

  1. Inflammation of Elbow Joint (Tennis elbow)
  2. Plantar Fasciitis (Heel pain)
  3. Shortening of Muscle or Ligament
  4. Inflammation of tendons (For eg Supraspinatus tendinitis)
  5. Ligament sprain (For eg Lateral Ligament sprain of ankle)
  6. Unhealed scars
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Where should it not be used?

  1. Avoidance to specialised structures such as eyes, ears,ovaries or testes.
  2. Growing ends of bones
  3. Uterus of pregnant women
  4. Areas with poor blood supply (In case of Diabetes)
  5. Cancer

Advantages

  1. Relief of pain
  2. Healing of Soft tissues (Ligament)
  3. Healing of unhealed scars

Disadvantages

  1. Burns
  2. Cavitation (Damage to bones)
  3. Overdose

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