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.
significantly reduce a person's quality of life because it commonly
affects joints, such as the knees, hands and elbows, which are vital for
Types of Arthritis:
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.
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.
1 Mhz home ultrasound machines, such as the UltraCure Pro and US1000, can
effectively manage arthritis pain and
|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.
|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
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.
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
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.
The URICE MethodUltrasound, 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)
- Wearable Ultrasound Device -
- 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)
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.
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
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
|Verdict: Overall, the UC Pro wins all around! A truly unique ultrasound therapy product
you can't get anywhere but from
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.
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.
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.