Arthritis is a disease characterized by inflammation of joints along with stiffness. It usually occurs in the later stages of life at about age 50, but may also occur earlier. Arthritis, if not cured or detected early, can lead to painful operations and the use of injections for pain relief. In most cases an X-ray is used to find out whether a person is suffering from arthritis. However tests have proved that using ultrasound methods enables detection of this disease to be more efficient and alternative ultrasound treatments may also be used to improve this condition as well. The use of ultrasound for arthritis has been researched over the years and EZUltrasound has launched many breakthrough products, which can be used to improve arthritis pain right at its roots in one's home and without the use of any drugs or injections.
The process of relieving arthritis using an ultrasound machine is characterized by three parameters namely, the frequency of the wave, the duty cycle of the ultrasound, and the intensity of the wave. The ultrasound therapy machine from EZUltrasound operates with waves in the range of 8-20 MHz.
The frequency of the wave results in intense deep tissue heat that, in turn provides relief in inflammed joints. The wave frequency is also related to the depth of penetration. Hence higher penetration is necessary to cure arthritis where a joint is deep. (e.g. The elbow requires increased penetration while shallow penetrations are necessary for joints like the wrist and elbow.) The ultrasound waves generated from the product are higher in intensity and facilitate thermal heating of the affected regions. Overall, the better the heating process, the less the resultant pain after treatment. The duty cycle of the ultrasound pulse also plays a major role in the process, which can be adjusted according to requirements.
Ultrasound for arthritis can be made more efficient by the use of topical creams and balms. These balms when applied to the inflammatory region before the application of ultrasound can result in improved conduction and improved delivery of waves into an affected joint. These gels and balms are available for order along with the ultrasound therapy machine at EZUltrasound. There are also many available over-the-counter for added convenience.
EZUltrasound offers a wide selection of home ultrasound devices to assist with many forms of chronic pain. Visit their site and browse through their products to gain a full understanding of the variety of solutions available to help with arthritis pain and so much more. Visit them online at http://www.ezultrasound.com to learn more today.