Real Time Ultrasound In Greenville

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Get Relief from Chronic Pain with Real Time Ultrasound Therapy in Greenville

Living with chronic muscle, joint, or nerve pain can greatly reduce your quality of life. Simple activities like working, exercising, or playing with your kids can become difficult or impossible. You may have tried everything – from pain medication to surgery – without finding lasting relief.

But there is hope. Real Time Ultrasound therapy is an innovative, non-invasive treatment that uses sound waves to provide drug-free pain relief and improved mobility. Keep reading to learn how ultrasound therapy can help you take your life back from chronic pain.

How Real Time Ultrasound Therapy Works

Real Time Ultrasound therapy harnesses the power of sound waves to stimulate healing and provide pain relief at a cellular level. It works like this:

  • Gel is applied to the treatment area to allow the sound waves to transmit through the skin
  • A handheld ultrasound device is moved over the skin in a circular motion
  • Sound waves penetrate deeply into tissues and joints, generating heat through vibration
  • The heat increases blood flow, reduces inflammation, eases stiffness and spasms, and promotes healing

The treatment is completely non-invasive and drug-free. Patients often describe the sensation as a deep, penetrating warmth.

Real Time Ultrasound therapy can reach tissues up to 8 centimeters deep to provide targeted pain relief. That’s deeper than typical heating pads, gels, or creams can penetrate. The focused nature of ultrasound makes it excellent for treating specific injury sites or trigger points.

When delivered by a licensed physical therapist, ultrasound therapy has no major risks and provides lasting pain relief with continued treatments.

Who Can Benefit from Real Time Ultrasound Therapy?

Real Time Ultrasound therapy can improve conditions such as:

  • Chronic back, neck, knee, hip, or shoulder pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis or bursitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve pain
  • Muscle spasms or cramps
  • And more

It’s an excellent option for anyone suffering from inflammation, stiffness, nerve compression, or chronic injuries and pain. Real Time Ultrasound therapy works well on its own or combined with other treatments like manual therapy or exercise.

The Proven Benefits of Real Time Ultrasound Therapy

Study after study proves ultrasound therapy successfully reduces inflammation and chronic pain when delivered properly.

Here are some of the ways ultrasound will benefit you:

1. Increased Blood Flow to Promote Healing
As the ultrasound waves pass through tissue, they generate heat that causes blood vessels to dilate and increases circulation. An improved blood supply floods the area with fresh oxygen and nutrients to repair damaged tissue while flushing out waste.

2. Reduced Inflammation and Stiffness
The vibrations of ultrasound waves ease muscle tension, relax connective tissue, and decrease inflammation.

3. Accelerated Healing of Injured Tissues
The thermal effects of ultrasound enhance tissue repair at the cellular level. After an injury, ultrasound prevents excessive scar tissue formation so you heal faster and more completely.

By speeding circulation, reducing swelling, and altering cell metabolism, ultrasound provides optimal conditions for your body to heal itself.

Real Time Ultrasound Therapy Customized To Your Needs

Our ultrasound therapy is personalized for each patient based on their health history and specific treatment goals.

During your initial evaluation, We will perform a thorough assessment to identify all your problem areas and limitations. We will determine how ultrasound can address your main complaints and enhance any other therapies.

Your customized ultrasound treatment plan may include:

  • Combining ultrasound with joint mobilization or soft tissue massage
  • Focused ultrasound to treat localized trigger points or nerve impingements
  • Real Time Ultrasound before exercise or activity to loosen tissues and maximize mobility
  • Specific techniques based on your symptoms and diagnosis
  • Consistent follow-ups to track progress and adjust the plan as needed

With years of experience, our clinical team knows how to harness ultrasound for optimal, long-lasting pain relief and function for conditions like yours.
We care about more than just your symptoms. We take time to understand all the ways pain limits your ability to participate in meaningful activities. Then we create a holistic treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.

What to Expect During Your Real Time Ultrasound Therapy Session

Real Time Ultrasound treatment sessions take 30-45 minutes from start to finish. Here’s a step-by-step overview:

  • You’ll complete some easy movements to identify areas of stiffness or pain
  • Your therapist will apply a liquid gel to conduct the sound waves through your skin
  • As the device is moved over your body, you’ll feel soothing warmth penetrating deep
  • Tissues warm and relax, oxygenated blood flows in, swelling goes down
  • You instantly gain mobility as inflammation decreases
  • Any pain during treatment should feel therapeutic rather than aggravating
  • Afterward, you may be slightly red or sensitive like a sunburn

The number of recommended sessions depends on your injury severity and goals. Chronic pain often requires 6-12 visits for sustained relief.
Don’t suffer needlessly when non-invasive ultrasound therapy can help you heal!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does ultrasound therapy hurt? – Most patients report feeling very little or no pain during treatment. You may experience some mild heat sensitivity or discomfort as tissues warm up and circulation increases. This usually subsides as your body adjusts. Let your therapist know if any area becomes aggravating so intensity can be adjusted.
What if I feel too much pain during the session? – Your comfort and safety are our top priorities, so we’ll adjust ultrasound intensity down if needed. Some initial sensitivity is normal, but aggravating pain should never happen. Speak up at any point so we can make changes allowing you to fully relax and benefit.
How many ultrasound sessions will I need? – The number of treatments depends on your individual injury, goals, and how you respond. Acute pain may resolve in 4-6 sessions while chronic conditions often need 8-12 visits. Your therapist will continually assess your progress and adjust your plan accordingly. Maintenance visits every 4-6 weeks are recommended once initial symptoms improve to prevent recurrence.

Meet Your Real Time Ultrasound Therapy Team

Our ultrasound therapy team combines compassion with clinical expertise to understand your unique situation and needs:
Dr. Elizabeth Eldridge, PT, DPT, OCS has specialized in orthopedic rehabilitation for years. She pursued advanced training in ultrasound techniques to provide patients long-lasting relief from chronic back and neck problems without drugs or surgery.

We strive to deliver the most current, proven treatments available – like ultrasound therapy – so you can start truly living again free of chronic pain.

Take The First Step Toward Relief

If you’re tired of suffering from ongoing back, neck, joint, or nerve pain, ultrasound therapy may provide the lasting solution you’ve been hoping for. To learn more or schedule your initial evaluation at Body Works Women’s Health & Wellness, Greenville, visit our website or call us today at (864) 236-8146. We’re ready to help you move, work, and live comfortably again!

About The Author

Personalized care is Dr. Elizabeth Eldridge’s passion. This licensed Physical Therapist, drawing upon years of experience to help individuals overcome your condition and its challenges. At Body Works Women’s Health & Wellness in Greenville, Dr. Elizabeth employs a patient-centered approach, wielding cutting-edge techniques and bespoke care plans to empower individuals to reclaim their physical well-being.

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