The therapeutic effects of ultrasound are being used in tissue healing. It enhances the rate of healing and reduces pain upon use on the injured site. Its therapeutic effects can be thermal or non-thermal based. In thermal mode, the therapy works by providing deep heat to the tissues and regulate blood supply. In non-thermal therapy, the ultrasound causes cavitation (expansion and contraction of gas bubbles around the tissue), speeding healing. Ultrasound physiotherapy is used in treating joint tightness, tendonitis, shoulder pain, and ligament injuries. It improves the range of motion.
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Query: Hi doctor, My mother, who is 50, is suffering from plantar fasciitis. She lives in a remote area and so, regular physical and ESWT therapy is not feasible. I am planning to buy a portable ESWT device. Will this be helpful and feasible to use them at home without any assistance? Is there any side e... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of foot tissue, can be reduced by decrease weight bearing, by wearing different footwear and by physiotherapy. TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) will not be an effective one. You need to take ultrasound therapy wit... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40 year old man. I have the following problems while walking. Foot pain in the early morning after walking or after sitting for a long period of time. It was diagnosed a few years ago as plantar fasciitis. I use shoes with special support, insoles and cushion on the socks. Also... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have understood your concern about pain in sole and knee joint. As per your provided information, it is clear that due to improper walking patterns and imbalance in muscles of foot, weight distribution in sole altered and after a long time slowly you developed knee pain... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have knee pain for the past one week but not much pain. Yesterday I went to the gym, and something triggered the pain under my knee. Since then under my right knee, I get a pinching pain now and then. If I rub, there is a pain in a particular spot. Would a brace or anti-inflammatory... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain may be due to sudden lifting of heavyweight, which resulted in compression and tissue swelling. If the duration of injury is within two days, then apply ice and from the third day, go for physiotherapy treatment like ultrasound therapy on the back of the knee. D... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,I used to have a long-term groin injury from playing badminton which caused jarring pain which ended up me having to stop for a while. I have not played badminton for four years so the groin injury subsided by whenever my groin is stretched it is always tender and has a lot less range o... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have understood your concern about groin pain. See you need to give sufficiently enough time for healing of adductor muscles tendons, which is getting worsened by repeatedly stretching. No doubt that you need more range of motion, but the first choice is to promote... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,I am a track athlete and yesterday in training I did some bench press, short sprints, push-ups and core work. I warmed down and stretched. I woke up this morning with pain in my right shoulder and halfway through the day, this pain is getting worse. What is a possible cause of this and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have understood your concerns about your shoulder pain. I suspect acute injury to shoulder muscles or ligament. So, that is why the shoulder may be paining. According to me, because of bench press, your muscles around the shoulder may be overstretched and that ca... Read Full »