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Ultrasound Treatments | The Gilbert Clinic
Common conditions treated with ultrasound
- Muscle strains and tears
- Ligament and tendon injuries
- Scar tissue
How does ultrasound help?
- Increases blood flow to an area in order to accelerate the resolution time of the inflammatory process.
- Stimulate the production of collagen (the main protein in tendons and ligaments) during tissue healing.
- Increases tissue relaxation and scar tissue breakdown.
A typical ultrasound treatment will take from 3-5 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. In cases where scar tissue breakdown is the goal, this treatment time can be much longer. The intensity or power density of the ultrasound can be adjusted depending on the desired effect.