Tendonitis is a condition that describes an irritation or inflammation of a tendon, which is a connective tissue that connects muscle to bone. Tendons are located at the end of muscles and are typically resilient. However, tendons lack flexibility and can be prone to tearing, which results in pain and stiffness. Repetitive strain or an acute injury can tear or cause swelling of tendon tissue and cause soreness, irritation, and a burning type of pain.
Patients who are most susceptible to this condition typically exert the same tendons repetitively and the motion that aggravates the tendons is frequently relived by the application of cold therapy. Tendonitis can sometimes be prevented by stretching muscles on a consistent basis. Stretching the muscles creates more flexibility and tendons are less likely to tear. If not diagnosed and treated quickly, tendonitis can become chronic and severe problem.
Previously, ultrasound machine therapy treatments were used mostly for professional athletes. Today, ultrasounds are being used to treat a variety of painful conditions. Portable home ultrasound machines can help heal and relieve this condition for patients that are diagnosed with chronic tendonitis. Therapeutic ultrasound treatments use sound waves that penetrate surface layers of the skin which cause a vibration in the tissues and produce a deep heat to soothe pain, inflammation, pain, and relieve muscle spasm. Ultra sonic technology increases oxygen and blood circulation and which lessens swelling and expedites the healing and recovery process.
Tendonitis occurs with constant re-injuring of an area and results in additional scarring, pain, and limited performance. For these types of injuries, a particular home ultrasound machine is required to treat the soft tissue injuries. It is necessary that the home ultrasound machine is capable of producing heat. Heat is produced by constant frequency using a pulsed mode and creates therapeutic physiological relief.