Therapeutic ultrasound is a treatment commonly used in physical therapy to provide deep heating to soft tissues in the body. These tissues include muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments.
Ultrasound can provide deep heating to soft tissue structures in the body. Deep heating tendons, muscles, or ligaments could have the following benefits:
Increase circulation to tissues
Speed the healing process
Deep heating can increase the “stretchiness” of muscles and tendons that may be tight.