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Offline wimple

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Ultrasound therapy
« on: October 03, 2004, 01:00:15 PM »
Hi,
Can anyone give me info on what this is actually supposed to be achieved with ultrasound? My physio seems to be treating it as a last ditch attempt to sort out what she suspects is a sprained lcl, which so far hasn't responded to exercise etc. So, does it have a poor success rate or something?

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Re: Ultrasound therapy
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2004, 11:28:26 PM »
When I asked my PT about ultrasound I was told it breaks up inflammation and stiffness by providing warmth to the muscles and penetrates deeply through the tissues.  No a real scientific answer but hope it helps!
Right knee- Septic Infection 1988, Skiing Injury with a severe medial sprain 1997, Softball injury with medial sprain 2004, PFS with arthritis diagnosed 2004.