What is Therapeutic ultrasound?

Category: Procedures

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Therapeutic ultrasound is any procedure that uses ultrasound to achieve therapeutic relief. Ultrasound therapy is believed to help minimize pain, speed up the healing process, and also provide a gentle massage to the affected area. This kind of therapy may be particularly useful in physical therapy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Myofascial pain syndrome 2 0
Neck pain 2 0
Ankle sprain 1 0
Complex regional pain syndrome type I 1 1
Internal scar tissue 1 1
Tendinitis 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Therapeutic ultrasound

Side effect Patients
Temporary increase in pain 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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