Ultrasound therapy is an exciting treatment option for patients with a variety of conditions. We go over a variety of uses for ultrasound therapy.
Ultrasound Therapy for Injuries, Lymphedema
Review Evaluating Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy as a Potential Regenerative Treatment for Musculoskeletal Conditions in Military Personnel
“The purpose of this narrative review is to summarize the current evidence on the efficacy of ESWT the in management of lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries in the military. Further, we explore the relative efficacy of ESWT compared to regenerative medicine procedures, including studies with treatment using platelet-rich plasma.”
“Our findings suggest that ESWT is a safe and well-tolerated intervention with positive outcomes for lower extremity conditions commonly seen in the military. The few studies comparing ESWT to PRP suggest regenerative benefits similar to orthobiologics in the shorter term.”
Ultrasound Therapy for Arthritis and Tendinitis
Extracorporeal Shock-waves Therapy for Myofascial and Articular Pain: A retrospective cohort study
Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is an effective treatment option for Myofascial and Articular Pain promoting pain relief with a high success rate and low rates of treatment abandonment and worsening.
The study analyzed 1,800 medical records, with 220 excluded due to insufficient data, resulting in 1,580 participants. The sample was mostly (80.38%) of women, elderly, with chronic pain (more than 3 months)
Two ESWT sessions promote pain relief, with a high success rate and low rates of treatment abandonment and worsening. The best results are obtained in myofascial pain patients with high pain intensity, treated with high-frequency ultrasound therapy we provide at Oakton Primary Care Centers.
Ultrasound Therapy for Female Pelvic Pain
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for treating dyspareunia
ESWT is a safe and effective treatment option for dyspareunia in women and may reduce the use of painkilling or muscle relaxant drugs. There were large, statistically significant differences in the treatment group for patient-reported pain before treatment and at the 3 follow-ups but no significant decrease in patient-reported pain in the placebo group at all three times.
“After ESWT, the women reported a significant reduction in pain during sexual intercourse, which held over all 3 follow-ups.”