Common Injuries Treated with Ultrasound

Usually, orthopedic injuries are treated with ultrasound. These may include:

  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Sprains and ligament injuries
  • Joint contracture or tightness

Contraindications to Using Ultrasound

There are some instances where you should not use ultrasound at all. These contraindications to ultrasound may include:

  • Over open wounds
  • Over metastatic lesions
  • Over areas of decreased sensation
  • Over parts of the body with metal implants, like in a total knee replacement of lumbar fusion
  • Near or over a pacemaker
  • With pregnant women
  • Around the eyes, breasts, or sexual organs
  • Over fractured bones
  • Near or over an implanted electrical stimulation device