ultrasound therapy


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ultrasound therapy

Alternative medicine
The therapeutic use of ultrasonic waves which, when applied locally to joints, are said to be useful for vague arthritic complaints, including stiffness, arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis and chronic pain. The beneficial effect of ultrasound therapy is attributed to local heat, massage of the loco-regional tissues, and to an anti-inflammatory effect; it may also be used in conjunction with acupuncture.

ultrasound therapy

Mainstream medicine The application of ultrasound waves to soft tissue to heat and relax injured tissue and disperse edema
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In this study the trigger point injection was superior to ultrasound therapy or TENS in the treatment of cervical and peri-scapular MPS for short term pain relief.
Focused ultrasound therapy has also been shown to be effective in suppressing or stimulating nerve activity with the goal of relieving both acute and chronic pain.
There was also improvement in stiffness and physical activity and very less analgesic requirement after ultrasound therapy of knee joint.
Short-term effects of high-intensity laser therapy versus ultrasound therapy in the treatment of people with subacromial impingement syndrome: a randomized clinical trial.
I received ultrasound therapy for the Achilles for two months, and iced it every night, but the pain persisted.
Whole-gland salvage high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy for localized prostate cancer recurrence after external beam radiation therapy.
Ultrasound therapy has been used successfully for a variety of lesions involving skin, muscle ligaments and bone in domestic animals and horses [96,97].
Karlsmark Ultrasound therapy in chronic leg ulceration: a meta-analysis Wound Repair Regen, 6(2) (1998), pp.
In the technique developed by the Shaikh Zayed Institute, high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy uses sound wave energy to heat and destroy the targeted tumour under MRI guidance.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Micro-focused ultrasound therapy led to measurable improvements in erythematotelangiectatic (type 1) rosacea, and patients reported no serious adverse effects, according to interim results from a small, multicenter, single-blind randomized study

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