Foot pain interferes with our daily lives and the activities we love; people research online everyday on the topic "how to relieve foot pain". Ultrasound therapy has been studied for sixty years and has known benefits for relieving the pain of plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. There is evidence that supports the theory that adult musculoskeletal pain is from myofascial trigger point activity; small areas of overly-sensitive muscle tissue that cause acute pain. Plantar fasciitis relief: Ultrasound works by being used specifically on trigger points that cause pain, lowering the sensitivity. Over time ultrasound aids and accelerates the healing of soft tissue and fractures. In conjunction with physical therapy, outcomes are mainly positive. "Sound waves are pulsed at the area causing your pain at a million times per second. These waves stimulate your joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and other tissues providing targeted pain relief without drugs or surgery. The sound waves penetrate the skin and surface layers and cause the soft tissue to vibrate, producing gentle healing vibrations within the affected area that soothe inflammation and relieve pain. Ultrasound waves also cause tissues to relax and increase blood flow to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation. Increased blood flow also delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the tissue, removes cell waste and aids healing." Ultrasound therapy has been used by athletes for years. It allows rapid recovery and gets them back into the game. The problem for the rest of us has been in the timeliness of getting Ultrasound treatments: the units are large and rather scarce. Patients sometimes have to wait for weeks for a treatment, and they are expensive. What's Great: No waiting for appointments Not painful 10-minute treatments whenever YOU like Is covered by several insurance companies Treats several pain-related conditions You will return to activities faster Works in conjunction with physical therapy Here are a few testimonials: December 11th, 2007 96% Positive 50 Reviews Since 09/17/200 "I am fortunate to have been a national-class age-group runner since 1980. As we continue our involvement "for the long run" we do though increase our risk of ailments. This past spring I happened to come down with a minor heel strain for the first time ever that became official plantar fasciitis at the end of June, forcing me onto the injured reserved list. I figured it made sense to check out ultrasound devices for a purchase rather than just attend a therapy session 2-3 times a week, and was proud to buy a Sonic Relief Ultrasound device (and the gel). Instead of taking maybe six months for the heel discomfort to totally work its way out, I am proud to state that my foot turned around 100% within just a few weeks of Sonic Relief use. I plan on using this magnificent item "forever", and have now moved it up to my right glute area that became a strain a short time ago but is also turning around with my daily use. What a fantastic health & fitness device. I adore it!" Rating: Gary Moss, Raleigh, NC Sonic Relief Date: 10/29/2007 Name: Michael Granger Location: Memphis Tennessee Rating: Review: My sister Marsha bought me a Sonic Relief machine for my birthday at the start of August. I'd been having severe heel pains due to plantar fasciitis for years because I grew up wearing cheap shoes and was paying the price for it.I was pretty sceptical at first and didnt even take it out of the box until the end of September...one day when my heel was really killing me I decided to give it a try...well the darn thing worked right away...my heel felt better after the first time and it kept feeling better everytime I used it! I dont feel any pain in my heels now. I dont even know what to say...I didnt think it would be possible after everything I already tried and what people were telling me. The question now is what I should do to make sure the pain doesnt come back. I thank my sister everytime I see her and I tell everyone I know to try a Sonic Relief machine...it worked wonders on my heel. Date: 9/26/2007 Name: David Coccimiglio Location: Rating: Review: As a Registered Massage Therapist I am extremely impressed with the fast results and ease of use of the Sonic Relief Ultrasound unit. I use it in my practice on my patients for everything from Arthritis to Plantar fasciitis and on my own hands and forearms after a long day of treatments. The cooling medicated gel has reduced inflammation and swelling with all my acute (recently injured) patients and the deep penetrating ultrasound breaks down those trigger points (knots) that can be so painful to release with Trigger point therapy. This device is a must for all athletes with new or recurring injuries. I want to thank you for not only helping my patients but also helping me be able to continue my career as a Registered Massage Therapist. Get Your Own Sonic Relief Now! Webmasters Earn Money Here!