Shoulder tendonitis occurs when the shoulder tendons, which attach the muscles to the bone, become inflamed. Tendonitis is an extremely painful shoulder condition that if untreated can result in decreased mobility. Shoulder tendonitis can also cause Frozen Shoulder due to the lack of movement resulting from the pain and inflammation of the area.
Ultrasound for shoulder tendonitis is used daily around the world as a first line treatment.
Ultrasound works by producing a high frequency sound wave. Ultrasound treatments take only 3-5 minutes to perform and there is usually no discomfort to the patient.
There are a several benefits of treating shoulder pain with ultrasound. Ultrasound waves produce heat and increase blood flow to the damaged tissues. This increase in blood flow brings oxygen to the injured area and raises the tissue metabolism. Chronic inflammation and pain are decreased as the increased blood flow helps to remove tissue waste. The tissues begin to heal and joint mobility is increased as a result.
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