Our practitioners prescribe and perform Marco Island ultrasound therapy for many types of acute and chronic injuries. This treatment has no known negative side effects and can reduce inflammation, ease pain, and encourage healing.
We provide ultrasound therapy and a wide range of other treatments and therapies for our Marco Island patients. To learn more about how we can help you manage your pain, treat the underlying cause, and prevent future injuries, contact us today.
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Understanding How Marco Island Ultrasound Therapy Works
Ultrasound machines are most commonly known as a way to visualize certain structures inside the body, such as looking at a baby inside the mother’s uterus. However, they also serve other purposes. Targeting soft tissues with ultrasound waves has several key benefits for people with muscle, tendon, or ligament injuries.
When the therapist applies the ultrasound device to the affected area, the sound waves dilate the nearby blood vessels. This increases blood flow to the area and improves circulation. With more blood comes more oxygen and nutrients. This process encourages healing, reduces inflammation, and can lessen pain.
When a trained therapist provides ultrasound therapy, there are no known contraindications or negative side effects. This means we can prescribe it broadly for many of our patients without any additional concerns.
We Prescribe Marco Island Ultrasound Rehabilitation as Part of a Comprehensive Treatment Plan
Ultrasound therapy is a complementary therapy we use alongside therapies to directly address our patient’s injuries. Each patient receives a personalized, unique treatment plan based on their symptom management, injuries, and goals. We assess their condition and make a diagnosis during their initial intake exam on their first visit to our office.
Their treatment plan will likely include either physiotherapy, chiropractic care, or both. These are the two primary categories of therapies we provide to treat injuries and help our patients heal. In addition, we prescribe complementary therapies to manage pain, reduce inflammation, and provide other benefits. This could include:
- Ultrasound therapy
- Massage therapy
- Electrical Muscle Stimulation (E-STIM)
Lastly, their plan will likely include rehabilitation. We want every patient to not only fully recover but also reduce their risk of future injuries. We work to build stronger, more flexible individuals through strength training and stretches. We believe this is the best way to prevent many painful, debilitating injuries and conditions.
As our patient progresses through their treatment plan, our team will continue to assess and reassess their progress. We can alter their plan, adjusting to their changing needs as they heal and get stronger.
Trust Our Team With Your Marco Island Ultrasound Therapy
At the Naples Community Injury Center, our team of doctors has over 60 years of combined experience helping patients recover from their injuries, manage chronic conditions, and rebuild strength and well-being. Our staff includes medical doctors, a neurosurgeon, chiropractic physicians, physician assistants, and chiropractic physician assistants.
We are here to help you heal and return to work and your favorite activities after almost any type of incident or accident. This includes:
- Work-related injuries
- Car accident injuries
- Slips and fall injuries
- Bicycle accident injuries
- Motorcycle collision injuries
- Truck crash injuries
- Uber or Lyft injuries
- Sports and recreation injuries
- Boat and pool injuries
Our staff knows injuries happen in many different ways. Whether you are a teenager playing in a competitive soccer league or a senior injured in a recent fall, we are here to help. Our patients vary widely in age, activity level, and severity of injury.
If you have acute musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain, or other related concerns, reach out to our office today. We can likely provide relief. Often, we can identify and treat the underlying injury and then help you rebuild your lost strength.
When We Prescribe Marco Island Ultrasound Rehabilitation
In general, we find ultrasound therapy is often effective for injuries where reducing inflammation can make a significant difference in symptoms. For example, bursitis occurs because the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that cushions some joints, becomes inflamed. If we reduce the inflammation using ultrasound therapy, it could relieve the pain and allow the patient to move with a bigger range of motion.
Once we gain symptom relief, whether from bursitis or another injury, we can then begin using targeted stretching and strengthening exercises or providing chiropractic adjustments. These are the treatments that directly address the injury and help our patient heal.
Some of the most common injuries for which we prescribe ultrasound therapy include:
- Back injuries, including sprained or strained back muscles, torn tendons or ligaments
- Misaligned vertebrae
- Herniated discs, including related pinched nerves, irritation, or inflammation
- Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, including pain, numbness, and weakness in the fingers, hand, and wrist
- Neck injuries, including injuries to the muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves, as well as whiplash
- Bursitis symptoms, including pain, reduced range of motion, and lost mobility
- Sciatica, including radiating leg pain, numbness, and lower back pain caused by a herniated disc or spinal compression
Many other injuries and conditions exist that could benefit from ultrasound therapy. If our doctors believe it could help relieve your symptoms, they will likely prescribe it. Since there are no known complications or contraindications when it is performed by a trained practitioner, there is no reason not to use this type of therapy regularly.
This could mean prescribing it for musculoskeletal injuries or concerns far from the back. For example, a basketball player coming to our office for physical therapy and rehabilitation after a torn knee ligament might benefit from inflammation-reducing, pain-relieving ultrasound therapy.
Contact Us Today About Marco Island Ultrasound Therapy
At Naples Community Injury Center, our team is happy to answer your questions about ultrasound therapy or any of our other therapies. We can also schedule your initial appointment to meet with our team.