Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty.
Shopping Cart
Shopping Cart
Shopping Cart

EZ Ultrasound Articles Library Head Lightbulb Idea Man Using Therapeutic Home Ultrasound to Treat ARTHRITIS
        EZUltrasound GUARANTEES our home ultrasound devices will decrease your arthritis pain!


As we age, our once lubricated joints can become less efficient at absorbing shocks and protecting our bones. This condition, known as arthritis, can be both mentally and physically crippling and affects approximately 50% of adults 65 years and older.

Arthritis can significantly reduce a person's quality of life because it commonly affects joints, such as the knees, hands and elbows, which are vital for daily functioning.


Types of Arthritis:

Portable-home-ultrasound-back-pain-relief
    Ultrasound treatment for pain relief
Arthritis is an inflammation of a joint, usually accompanied by pain, swelling, and stiffness. It comprises more than 100 different rheumatic diseases and conditions. It results from infection (gonococcal, tuberculous, pneumococcal,) trauma, degenerative changes (osteoarthritis, hypertrophic arthritis, senescent arthritis), metabolic disturbances, autoimmune disorders (lupus erythematous) or other causes. It occurs in various forms, such as bacterial arthritis, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder, is considered a chronic disease and patients with rheumatoid arthritis develop chronic arthritis pain. Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis, especially among older populations, affecting over 20 million Americans. Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis both cause arthritic joint pain that can interfere with a person's ability to enjoy life.

Causes:

Daily activities such as getting out of bed and even walking can be affected by a painful joint. This arthritic joint pain is occurs when the lubricant, known as synovial fluid, present in the joints and cartilage becomes damaged. Because this fluid acts as a shock absorber and ensures that the ends of our bones are protected, when it is comprised, our bones can grind against each other, causing significant pain in our joints.

Some causes of arthritis, painful joints and joint inflammation and stiffness include overuse, basic wear and tear, pseudogout, infections, autoimmune disorders, bone diseases or fractures, and bone tumors or cancer. In addition, medications, such as penicillin, and the common cold or flu often cause sore aching joints or stiff joints.

Treatments:


1 Mhz home ultrasound machines, such as the UltraCure Pro and US1000, can
effectively manage arthritis pain and
reduce inflammation
While there is no known cure for arthritis, a chronic condition, there are treatments for inflamed, arthritic joints that really work and help sufferers manage their pain to lead normal healthy lives.

Most often, a doctor, chiropractor or physical therapist will prescribe a medication program of prescription medicines and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) to treat an injured joint. These medications aim to reduce the pain and inflammation of sore arthritic joints. However, they are associated with a number of bad side effects, such as drowsiness, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, headache and rash. These anti-inflammatory drugs also do not heal your joints, only mask the arthritis pain, so are not the best treatment option.

A stiff injured joint is also sometimes managed with splints or braces of various types which allow the joint to rest.

The intense flare-ups of arthritis pain can be best managed through conservative, regular treatments, such as ultrasound therapy. Patient education on how to treat arthritis and self-care are critical components in healing painful joints. Patience is also key, as an inflamed joint can we slow to heal.


Ultrasound Therapy:

RICE (rest, ice, compress, elevate) can we a very useful procedure for managing arthritis pain, however, using therapeutic ultrasound prior to RICE treatment is best because the ultrasonic waves efficiently decrease inflammation and relive pain.

Joints have limited blood flow and as a result, they recover from arthritis flare-ups very slowly. In addition, inflammation and waste matter build-up due to the decreased blood flow causing extreme pain to arthritis sufferers. A personal, therapeutic ultrasound device acts as a blood flow stimulation therapy to increase circulation in the inflamed joint and decrease arthritic pain.

For those suffering from chronic Rheumatoid arthritis or Osteoarthritis pain, rehabilitation at home is now possible with the advent of portable ultrasound machines. The ultrasound therapy utilized by these devices can be used as an advanced treatment of arthritis and the chronic pain that accompanies the condition. Therapeutic ultrasound can be used to reduce pain, stimulate blood flow and injuries twice as fast.

Ultrasound physical therapy not only helps alleviate pain, but speeds up healing process as well. Ultra sound waves generate deep tissue vibrations that provide gentle heating to decrease pain and inflammation. Utilizing therapeutic ultrasound at home helps to achieve maximum rehabilitation benefits.


UltraCure-Pro-Home-Ultrasound-Therapeutic-Machines-specs.png








Case Study:

In a study by Casimiro et al, 2002 investigating the use of therapeutic ultrasound for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), it was found that continuous ultrasound benefits grip strength when applied to the hands of RA sufferers. Because of ultrasound's anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, it is one of the most prescribed modalities for arthritis by qualified health care professionals.

In two randomized trials, it was proven that continuous ultrasound applied to the hand increased grip strength and wrist dorsal flexion, as well as decreased morning stiffness and the number of swollen painful joints as compared with placebo.


Back-Pain-Relief-Home-Ultrasound-Treatment-grey.jpg


The URICE Method
Ultrasound, Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate

We've discovered that using hot/ cold therapy in combination with therapeutic ultrasound speeds healing and reduces pain FAST!

Follow this daily pain management regimen for new injuries and you'll be well on your way to a happier, pain-free life: 

  Step 1: Ultrasound (10-15 min)

The PAINSHIELD
- Wearable Ultrasound Device -
PULSED Ultrasound
- Home Ultrasound Machine -

  Use one of our home ultrasound machines to treat the affected area 10-15 minutes daily. To find out more about how ultrasound therapy works, visit our F.A.Q.'s page

  (*Note: Allow your tissues to return to normal temperature with 30-60 minutes intervals between ultrasound & ice/ heat therapies.)


  Step 2: Rest (often)

  
As much as you may hate sitting still, for new injuries, you must sit & lie down as much as possible. Even with old injuries or aches and pains that you're trying to rehab, you need to allow your body to rest.

  It is during these times of rest that your body is hardest at work repairing itself.  Sometimes the best thing for your injury is doing nothing. So let you body's natural healing process take over and "give it a rest." 


  Step 3: Ice & Compress (10-20 min)

  
Ice Therapy. Chill your hot/ cold pack and apply for 10-20 minutes, once or twice a day, to reduce local swelling and pain of new injuries. 

   
Compression Therapy. Simply wrap an ace bandage or cloth firmly around the ice pack to keep it in place & compress the injury. Compression helps prevents further swelling & damage from occurring.

  There are compression garments available for purchase, but with our method, you save time by icing & compressing in one fell swoop!


  Step 4: Elevate (often)

  When sitting or lying down, you should try to elveate your injury above heart level, if possible. The elevation helps reduce and prevent further swelling. Raise the affected limb as often as possible.



  In total, treating with ultrasound & cold therapy will take you only 20-35 minutes a day. So next time you're sitting down to watch a TV show, break out your home ultrasound machine & hot/ cold pack and heal that injury while relaxing at home!




Home Ultrasound Machines:

Remember, the lower the frequency
(ex. 1Mhz), the
longer the ultrasound
wave & the DEEPER it penetrates!


A home ultrasound unit works the same way as bigger machines, found in physical therapist and chiropractor practices, but is more compact and priced reasonably so home users can afford to purchase.  Portable ultrasound machines are also safe for use by the general public because they utilize pulsed, instead of continuous, ultrasound waves, which are just as effective when used on a daily basis. Arthritis physical therapy involving ultrasound will provide users with immediate relief and continual healing over a 3-4 week period.

Because arthritis involves joint and bone inflammation, a specific kind of home ultrasound machine is required for treatment. A home ultrasound physical therapy machine should emit 1Mhz ultrasound waves. It is also important to purchase an FDA approved ultrasound unit that is quality manufactured. The portable therapeutic ultrasound device should also be covered with at least a 1 year warranty. And best of all, with a portable therapeutic ultrasound machine, you can treat your arthritis daily when it is most convenient for you.

Chosing the Right Ultrasound Machine:

To pick the perfect home ultrasound machine, you want to buy your unit from a seller who actually cares about your health and well-being not just the sale. Home ultrasound machines should be purchased from a company that specializing in ultrasound, like EZUltrasound.com, that gives you all the answers about ultrasound therapy you need to treat properly.

When you purchase an ultrasound therapy machine from EZUltrasound, you get our dedicated support and the convenience of one-stop pain relief shopping. In addition to our line of therapeutic ultrasound devices, we offer complementary pain relief products that mean saving on shipping costs and time spent shopping around. These pain relief products include:

At EZUltrasound.com, our goal is to help you heal faster and get back to living a wonderfully pain-free life. We’re here to place portable ultrasound machines in the hands of people around the globe and honor each and every one of those customer connections.

Two of our most popular portable home ultrasound machines are the US1000 and UltraCure PRO. You can find a technical comparison of the two units below:


 What Makes the UltraCure PRO™ Different? 
     Blow By Blow: The UC Pro vs. the US-1000

ultra-cure-pro-home-ultrasound-theray-holding handle.jpg

UltraCure PRO - $139.99
US1000-THERAPEUTIC-ULTRASOUND-MACHINE-sombra

US1000 - $99.99


Verdict: Overall, the UC Pro wins all around! A truly unique ultrasound therapy product
you can't get anywhere but from EZUltrasound!

Boasting 3x the therapeutic ultrasound output of the US1000 and three timer settings for more precise treatments. In addition, the UC Pro's large easy-to-select buttons, ergonomic handle and sturdy carrying case make is durable enough for both travel and home use. 




Conclusion:

Studies have shown that people who receive early treatment for arthritis feel better sooner and more often, are more likely to lead an active life, and are less likely to experience chronic arthritis pain, and the type of joint damage that leads to joint replacement.

By reducing inflammation in your joints faster and quickly relieving arthritic pain with a home ultrasound machine, you can lead a more active normal life. If you would like to reduce or eliminate you intake of harmful pain-killers and improve your arthritic symptoms and chronic joint pain, a portable ultrasound unit would be a great, affordable option for managing your arthritis.

 

EZUltrasound View Home Ultrasound Products



EZUltrasound-Ultrasound-Therapy-Founder-Picture.jpg About the Author
Christine Beggs is the founder and CEO of EZUltrasound.com, the leading provider of portable home ultrasound machines to relieve pain and speed healing.

Over the past 3 years, Christine has strived to deliver affordable, therapeutic ultrasound machines to anyone who needs them. Working closely with doctors and physical therapists, Christine has first hand knowledge of
ultrasound therapy, its benefits and applications, and has a passion for sharing this knowledge in her articles.

She developed EZUltrasound.com to relay her continual dedication to improving the quality of people's lives through the use of therapeutic ultrasound.