Ultrasound therapy for shoulder pain is one of the easiest ways to get some relief as well as speed up recovery. Whether it’s an injury or arthritis ultrasound therapy works and I know this because it works for me and it also works for physical therapists and doctors too or they wouldn’t continue to use it.
The good news is that home ultrasound machines are easy to use and are just as effective as the ones used by the professionals. This means we can do treatments at home ourselves, which lessens the need for inconvenient appointments.
My ultrasound unit has helped me to rehab a broken knee and hip, torn rotator cuff, tendonitis and much more in the past 3 years.
If you’re like me and have old injuries that flare up every now and then, a portable home ultrasound machine will be extremely beneficial. It doesn’t matter if it’s an old injury or a new one, every time you use it, it works like magic every time. If you haven’t used one then you’re missing out.
Home ultrasound units are completely safe since they’re designed to not be as powerful as clinical grade types. For this reason, we need to use them more often than stronger units so that they will be as effective. How often is more often? Two to three times a day, for 10-15 minutes or more, depending on type of injury and degree of pain would be a safe starting place.
If you’re wondering if home ultrasound feels any different it doesn’t. In fact, you don’t actually feel anything except maybe a slight pulsing sensation, but this doesn’t mean it isn’t working. Ultrasound therapy works silently penetrating deep down into the nerves, tendons and muscle tissue while we relax and enjoy.
To get best results from home ultrasound therapy machines you need to combine them with cold and heat therapy as well as range of motion exercises and massage. These are the same types of treatments that medical professionals use and we need to use them also to help speed up recovery and be proactive.
You can’t expect ultrasound therapy alone to do it all, it just doesn’t work like that and this is why professionals combine other treatments with it. We do our part and the ultrasound unit will do its part. You can do the other treatments consecutively or separately, I usually do them consecutively.
Finding the best combination or order to do them in takes some trial and error, but if you’re consistent you will figure it out. There is no cut and dry method or order to do treatments, however, with a new injury, cold therapy is used first that’s the only rule in the order of things that I follow.
The bottom line is that ultrasound therapy for shoulder pain, as well as most other types of pain, works. Nevertheless, when there is serious pain that doesn’t subside, it might be time to seek medical attention.