Phonophoresis is a process used in physical therapy in which an ultrasound is used to deliver drugs that are topically applied to the patient.
Most people don’t know about Phonophoresis, an innovative therapeutic technique chiropractors use to enhance the quality of topical medications. It is also known as sonophoresis or ultrasonophoresis and is especially beneficial in treating inflammatory issues and injuries to soft tissues.
Here’s how phonophoresis can help and its application process:
Phonophoresis essentially uses ultrasound waves to push particles of anti-inflammatory drugs or pain-relieving medication deeper into your skin tissues. When these drug particles reach the deepest layer of your skin, your cells absorb these medications and provide targeted relief.
What people don’t know is that Phonophoresis can treat a wide range of conditions, including strains, osteoarthritis, tendinitis, lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), sprains, bursitis, and more. Most chiropractors use this technique for issues where there is inflammation.