Ultrasound therapy is given for soft tissue injury to reduce inflammation, swelling and pain. Used as an adjunct to the primary care in the acute stage. In the chronic state, helps in the elongation and remodeling of the tissues.
Non- thermal effect used during acute stage helps reducing swelling and thus pain. The tissue should kept at rest after the therapy to prevent further damage. Cryotherapy and elevation are the other modalities help reducing the inflammation.
Thermal property of ultrasound is used at the chronic stage to alleviate pain and increases the collagen extensibility. This serves as an adjunct for the further therapies such as stretching and strengthening of the tissues, which brings the normal length and function of that tissue.
For Further Information, Contact:
Ms. P. Pughana Ambhigai B.P.T, M.P.T
Physiotherapist, Kauvery hospital, Chennai.
044 – 4000 6000