ultrasound therapy causes tissue damage

i had ultrasound therapy performed 5 consecutive days in a row on my feet and achilles tendons. on day four my feet were feeling great and almost no pain when touching the achilles insertion where it normally is painful to touch. the girls at the clinic were joking around a lot that day and perhaps did not do the treatment correctly....in fact there is a good likelihood of this since it the clinic does not seem to take things seriously and it is in mexico. my achilles insertion hurt immediately after the treatment, my feet and leg muscles felt weak walking afterwards the over the next two days it hurt worse than before beginning the treatment. they also got hot and swelled a bit of which ice relieved. the lower legs also seemed to tighten up somewhat.

my question is:

is it possible to cause tissue damage from incorrect use of the ultrasound.. if so, is this situation reversible and would this be with further ultrasound treatments or avoidance of it. any suggestions greatly appreciated. websites for information etc.

barb

Posted By barb on March 06, 2006 at 19:21:58:

Lined with soft fabric on both sides, this ~2mm thick SiliposŪ proprietary gel pad is an excellent cushion to help relieve the burning sensation and discomfort of the five metatarsal heads of the foot (the ball-of-foot) by protecting the ball of foot from repeated friction and abrasion with the shoes.

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