Therapeutic ultrasound uses sound waves to stimulate tissue beneath the skin’s surface. It is an extremely high frequency massage that warms the soft tissue. Generally used in tandem with other techniques to reduce pain, therapeutic ultrasound helps treat hip dysplasia, degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis, tendonitis and bursitis. Pets that have recently undergone surgery may be good candidates for therapeutic ultrasound.
The gentle effects of therapeutic ultrasound help increase blood flow to muscles, tendons, and ligaments. When that happens, swelling decreases and healing increases. Pain subsides and scar tissue doesn’t build as quickly.