Horse Health

Therapeutic ultrasound

Sound waves are applied to the injured area in constant (superficial) or pulsatile (deep) waves at between 20 and 40 watts. This excites the tissue, causing an increase in temperature. It also lessens pain by:

  • Increasing membrane permeability, which assists in the absorption of exudates.
  • Providing breakdown of fibrous scarring.
  • Reducing nerve conductance.