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3.0 out of 5 stars Information for use, 26 May 2011
This review is from: Good Ideas Ultrasonic Pain Relief Body Massager (997) Extremely efficient, useful and affordable
I haven't used this one yet, but am considering it.
With regard to reviewers, remember that:
You MUST use a gel with ultrasound. Ultrasound cannot travel far through air.
If no gel is used, the ultrasound waves get reflected back into the head, which will damage it.
Ultrasound should make no noise that's the whole point of 'ultra'
Don't use it on joint replacements unless advised to do so - metal absorbs heat generated by the ultrasound, and could be painful.
Ultrasound can also have an effect on the cement used in joint replacements - again , seek advice.
Move the head around - otherwise standing waves develop which can cause damage to your body.
(I'm a certified ultrasound user in sports therapy)
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Initial post: 2 Jun 2011 23:50:24 BDT
D. Coles says:
I am afraid Andrew Thorne has produced a very negative view on a product that may have many benefits. His concerns do nothing to give a review, as he states he has not actually bought one! Some level of competence (especially understanding the principles of using ultrasound devices) is certainly required for users - and the product information should emphasise this.

Posted on 3 Jun 2011 14:31:22 BDT
Valene says:
Well I for one am grateful for the advice from Andrew. These days more people read product reviews than read the instructions provided with a product. His review would not deter me from buying a product but as he intended make me more aware of how to use it properly.
As far as giving a very negative review, I think the fact that Andrew has mentioned that he is a certified ultrasound user and is considering using this product is an excellent review for any product.

Posted on 29 Sep 2011 12:17:14 BDT
tbuyer says:
Please, remove this comment as it is not a review.
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Please, remove.

Posted on 27 Apr 2012 15:45:07 BDT
Snaphappy says:
What would be really helpful is information on how often one can use these things in a week and over what period of time as I'm sure it must be possible to over-ultrasound?!

Posted on 21 Jun 2013 08:55:19 BDT
Mike S says:
I have bought a novosonic ultrasound and the instructions advise that you can use it direct on the skin without Gel.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2013 09:59:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Jun 2013 10:06:03 BDT
Nova sonic is not ultrasound, it is a sonic device which works at 50Hz.
It can be useful, but is not the same thing as ultrasound, as ultrasonic waves do not travel well in air, hence the need for a coupling medium, usually gel. Using an ultrasound without gel will damage the head due to cavitation and reflection.
Ultrasound is something that should be studied, and the units available to the public should not be used unless you first study the subject, there are loads of references on the net that will give enough information on treatment regimes. One does not need to study to the extent of a professional, but using any medical device or medicine without a bit of background knowledge is scary. For general use on acute injuries, 1/4 to 1/2 watt/cm2 are used. You need to know the area of the head, and the size of the area being treated and work accordingly.
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