Therapeutic ultrasound, microcurrent and pulsed shortwave optimise the natural healing and repair of your soft tissues, such as tendons, ligaments and muscle. The latest research suggests daily treatment is better and you may be advised to purchase an inexpensive device for home use.
Ultrasound is available both in the clinic and on loan with a portable machine to take home. For the management of pain, a small TENS machine may be suitable for you.
There is much evidence that electrotherapies (or more correctly named "electro physical agents"), including therapeutic ultrasound, microcurrent and pulsed shortwave therapy, have good therapeutic effects at cellular level, "exciting" the cell membrane, increasing whole cell activity and thus optimising your natural healing process and repair of the soft tissue being treated.
Professor Tim Watson of The University of Hertfordshire explains electrotherapy "enhances the natural ability of the body to stimulate, direct and control the healing and [repair] processes."
If you would like further detailed information, please take a look at Professor Watson's website www.electrotherapy.org