Ultrasound Therapy Specialist

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine located in West Rogers Park & Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

If you struggle with pain or limited range of motion due to ligament tears or tendon injuries, ultrasound therapy may be a treatment option for pain relief. At Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers in Lincoln Square and Wicker Park, Chicago, the orthopaedic specialists offer onsite ultrasound therapy technology to increase the speed of your healing and help you find relief from pain. To find out if noninvasive ultrasound therapy is right for you, schedule a consultation at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers today using the online booking feature or by calling the office nearest you.

Ultrasound Therapy Q & A

What is ultrasound therapy?

Ultrasound therapy is a treatment option for chronic pain and may be a part of your physical therapy. The goal of ultrasound therapy is to reduce the severity of your pain and promote natural healing of damaged tissues.

You may be a good candidate for ultrasound therapy if you have chronic pain from conditions like:

  • Tendinitis
  • Ligament tears
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis

Your Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers provider can determine if ultrasound therapy is right for you after a physical exam and a review of your medical history.

How does ultrasound therapy work?

Ultrasound therapy is a noninvasive procedure that uses ultrasound energy to heat the deep tissues of your body. This energy increases blood circulation in the area and reduces the severity of your pain.

Your Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers provider applies a gel to the surface of your skin to help the handheld transducer glide easily. The transducer delivers different wavelengths of energy into the tissue. 

Your provider may also use the energy to trigger the rapid contraction of gas bubbles (cavitation) that surround areas of damaged tissue to speed up the healing process.

Treatment times vary based on your condition and the treatment area. Following your therapy, you can go back to your usual activities without any limitations.

You may need several ultrasound therapy sessions to achieve the maximum benefit of your treatment, and your provider can discuss what to expect for the length of your therapy during your evaluation.

How long does it take to see the results of ultrasound therapy?

Because ultrasound therapy stimulates your body’s own ability to heal, it can take several weeks to notice the benefits of your treatment. Your blood circulation increases, sending more oxygen and nutrients into the areas of damaged tissue.

You may need other types of treatment in addition to ultrasound therapy, like rehabilitation or physical therapy, to promote optimum healing based on your specific condition and its severity.

To learn more about the benefits of ultrasound therapy, call the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers office nearest you, or schedule a consultation online now.

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