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Ultrasound Therapy for Pets

Posted In: Feline Health & Wellness, Canine Health & Wellness

A veterinary ultrasound machine is a useful tool in diagnostics, as it creates images of what’s going on inside a pet’s body. But did you know ultrasound waves can be used to warm the tissues for healing internal injuries?

Ultrasound therapy does not produce images like a diagnostic ultrasound, but the high frequency sound waves can target a specific area with heat and microscopic vibration at just the right depth. There are many benefits including:

  • Pain relief
    The movement of the ultrasound and the heat massages the affected area, removing toxins and reducing pain.
     
  • Reduced swelling
    Increasing motion is important to prevent the formation of scar tissue and further tendon injuries. But the more swelling present means there is less motion. The therapeutic ultrasound helps remove that swelling and increases motion.
     
  • Increased blood flow
    An increased blood flow brings all the important components of blood to the injured area, helping to speed healing, break up scar tissue, and create better movement.

The veterinary therapeutic ultrasound can be beneficial for treating conditions such as:

  • Ligament and tendon injuries
  • Preventing post-op scars
  • Swelling
  • Build-up of scar tissue
  • Muscle injuries
  • Wounds that are slow to heal

We are proud to offer therapeutic ultrasound to our patients at our Integrated Veterinary Pain Management Center. If your pet is experiencing pain or discomfort, we would love to discuss ways we can help! Learn more about our Integrated Veterinary Pain Management center here.

The Animal Medical Center of Mid-America has veterinarians at two locations that can answer questions about your pet’s health. Call 314-951-1534 or click here to request an appointment online.