Using its ultra-laser, ultrasonic, TENS, magnetotherapy and electrostimulation technologies, SONICLIFE can treat a range of ailments including trigger finger, osteoarthritis, Dupuytren’s contracture, De Quervain syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, rhizarthrosis, algodystrophy and fibromyalgia.
Magnetotherapy is a form of physiotherapy that uses electromagnetic energy, stimulating tissue regeneration. It also acts on bone tissues, lymphatic tissues and muscles, accelerating trophism and promoting the rehabilitation process.
Ultrasound therapy, with the stimulation current, is one of the most common forms of physical therapy treatment. Ultrasound therapy is classified as mechanical thermal therapy. According to the therapy parameters (frequency, type of emission, intensity, duration and method of treatment), we can obtain a thermal effect or a micro-massage in the segments of the treated tissue. The thermal increase affects not only the superficial but also the deep structures.
Specific health benefits of ultrasound
The therapeutic effects of ultrasounds are partly due to the increase in temperature. These are represented by analgesia and by the fibrolytic and trophic effect.
The analgesic effect is caused by the action of heat and probably also due to the direct action of ultrasounds on sensitive nerve endings.
- Fibrolytic action
The oscillations of the tissue particles, produced by ultrasounds, determine the break-down of collagen fibres in the fibrous tissues.
- Trophic effect
Vasodilatation, which occurs after an increase in heat, facilitates the removal of catabolites, ensuring nutritional substances and oxygen reach the tissues. In this way, ultrasounds improve trophism in tissues, facilitating repair of tissue damage and accelerating the resolution of inflammatory processes.
Photocatalysis light — and, in particular, intense blue light with infrareds — has the capacity to selectively destroy tissues that have previously been treated with a photosensitising agent (ALA). Blue light used with infrareds has proved extremely effective in the treatment of skin ulcers, moderate forms of acne and against skin ageing, and accelerating the post-surgical healing of wounds and after peeling treatments and laser surgery. This can even be done without an activator (ALA), exploiting infrared light’s ability to improve tissue metabolism and that of blue light to bind the bacteria that cause acne and are responsible for the inflammatory phases of the illness, reducing it considerably.
- Snap finger
Snap finger is a very frequent pathology that presents with pain and evident click of one or more fingers of the hand in flexion-extension.
- Radiocarpic arthrosis
The term arthrosis defines a chronic evolutionary disease affecting the joints, the anatomical basis of which is represented by a degenerative process of the cartilages that cover the articular bone heads and which are subject to wear and tear.
- Dupuytren’s contracture
Dupuytren’s contracture is a pathology of the hand that causes contracture of the fingers. Dupuytren’s disease consists of localised thickening, tending to extend, of the palmar aponeurosis (a fascial structure located under the skin of the palm).
- De Quervain syndrome
De Quervain syndrome is an inflammatory disease affecting the long abductor and short extensor tendons of the thumb as they pass through the first extensor canal.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common disease due to compression of the median nerve within the carpal canal.
The trapeziometacarpal joint, located at the base of the thumb, is very important because thanks to its great freedom of movement, it allows the thumb to have a very specialised action with respect to the fingers, allowing the opposition and consequently the grip.
A complex regional pain syndrome characterised by erythema, edema, functional impairment, sensory and vasomotor disturbance.
A long-term condition that causes pain all over the body.