Specialties / Services
Ultrasound / Electrotherapy
Ultrasound therapy is a method of treatment in which sound waves are used to treat painful conditions of the foot and lower limb and encourage the healing of damaged tissue.
What is ultrasound therapy?
Ultrasound therapy is an effective, non-invasive form of treatment performed on tissues tat have been damaged by injury or disease. The treatment involves the foot specialist applying a special gel to the affected area onto which a piece of equipment known as a transducer is placed. The transducer head is moved around continually for a period of time which can range from 5 to 10 minutes. It is a fast and painless treatment.
What podiatry-related conditions can ultrasound therapy help with?
Ultrasound therapy can be used in the treatment of various podiatry related conditions, which include;
How does ultrasound therapy work?
Ultrasound therapy works by increasing blood flow to damaged soft tissues which assists in the healing process. The high frequency sound waves can penetrate deep into the tissues, causing the cells within those tissues to vibrate, which in turn produces heat. This heat can have various therapeutic benefits on the injured tissues including increased circulation, to encourage healing and decrease pain.
What are the benefits of ultrasound therapy?
Ultrasound therapy is recommended as a form of treatment for many podiatry-related conditions as it has many benefits, which can include;
Reduced swelling and inflammation
Heat that penetrates at a much deeper level than other methods such as heat packs
The depth at which heat penetrates can be controlled by the practitioner
It is a safe, non-invasive procedure
Has a healing effect on damaged tissues
Reduces pain in areas affected by injury or disease
Electrotherapy is a form of therapy in which nerves and muscles are stimulated by passing an electric current through the body in the treatment of a variety of different podiatry related conditions.
Electrotherapy is often used in conjunction with ultrasound therapy, for greater efficacy.
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