Ultrasound and Electrical currents
Ultrasound uses sound waves to help increase the blood circulation in a specific area of the body. Ultrasound has minute vibrations as well as some heat that is produced due to the fast rate of vibration. These two characteristics of ultrasound help to increase capillary circulation and therefor promote healing and reduce muscle spasm.
Ultrasound can be used for the following conditions:
- Muscle sprains and tears
- Muscle stiffness
- Ligament sprains and tears
Electrical currents reduce pain by inhibiting the pain receptors in the body. With reduced pain, muscles will relax and this causes increased blood circulation through the body part. Electrical currents can be used for pain and muscle spasm anywhere in the body.