‘Musculoskeletal disorders’ refers to a range of conditions affecting the muscles and bones; this could be anything from autoimmune diseases such as arthritis to fibromyalgia. If you were to suffer from a condition affecting your muscles or bones, you would be sent to a musculoskeletal clinic or department to diagnose and treat them.
One of the most used types of equipment in a musculoskeletal clinic or department is an ultrasound machine, which is usually to:
- Diagnose a variety of conditions and injuries.
- Identify the severity of the conditions and injuries.
- Treat the conditions and injuries.
Common musculoskeletal conditions and injuries
Some of the most common musculoskeletal conditions and injuries that ultrasound is used for includes:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Joint problems
- Tumours and cysts
Using musculoskeletal ultrasound to treat specific conditions and injuries
Ultrasound can be used as a method of treatment and therapy to help relieve the pain and promote healing for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. It works by sending high-frequency sound waves through soft tissue which generates gentle heat, this heat relieves pressure and pain and initiates the healing process.
Ultrasound is a flexible, adaptable and useful method of treatment that can provide a variety of benefits for musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.