The US Pro 2000 portable ultrasound unit from Current Solutions is a therapeutic ultrasound device that generates heat through a piezoelectric crystal sound head. The unit uses vibration to increase temperature and induce vasodilation to relieve pain....more
The US Pro 2000 portable ultrasound unit from Current Solutions is a therapeutic pulsed ultrasound device that generates deep heat through a piezoelectric crystal sound head. The sound waves cause vibration in soft tissue cells, increasing temperature and inducing vasodilation to relieve pain. It has three duty cycles: 30-percent (low), 40-percent (medium) and 50-percent (high). The US Pro 2000 is great for professional clinic use or at home.
Brand: Current Solutions
Uses: Pain relief
Generates deep heat through a piezoelectric crystal sound head
Vibration in soft tissue cells increases temperature and induces vaso-dilation
For professional or at-home use
Pulsed ultrasound only
Three (3) duty cycles: 30-percent (low), 40-percent (medium) and 50-percent (high)
Three (3) power settings
Three (3) timer settings: 5-minute, 10-minute and 15-minute
Package includes ultrasound unit, hard carrying case, ultrasound gel and AC power adapter
Input: 100 - 340 volts, 50 - 60Hz, 0.8 Amps
Output: 15 volts, 1.2 amps
1 year Manufacturer
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I purchased this machine to treat my patellar tendonitis (jumpers knee) at home. Although I was worried about the strength of this unit, I can report that it is plenty strong enough for normal uses. If you've ever had ultrasound therapy, you will understand what I mean when I say that ultrasound can give you the feeling that you your internal tissue is "heating up." When this happens, it can become quite uncomfortable if the machine is left in the same place for too long or on too high of a setting. The fact that this unit produces the exact same effects tells me quite convincingly that it is actually delivering a strong blast of ultrasound deep into my petallar tendon. I would recommend to anyone thinking about buying it for moderate home treatment.
Unit shipped on time with no problems, arrived in excellent condition. Unit comes with sm tube of ultrasound gel, instructions for use, DC adapter, and carrying case. Please not this is not a high quality professional unit you would find on a rehab floor costing over a thousand dollars. It is a good quality home/portable unit for the money. The unit provides a pulsed wave at maximum intensity of 50% ( as per literature). Settings available are on/off, 5 min, 10 min, 15 min duration, low, medium and high.As per literature this unit is NOT submersible in water I do not represent this company. I am very familiar with the use and application of therapeutic ultrasound. Please note: Most states require licensing to perform US on another person. I recommend that the user be trained by a licensed medical professional familiar with the application of therapeutic ultrasound for safe use and maximum benefit. Do not drop or bang the unit or leave it on or plugged in when not in use. The sound head contains a crystal that is easily damaged. Ultrasound is usually sub sensory, meaning you don't feel it. you may feel a slight warming effect on the skin (this is usually from the friction created by moving it over the skin) if used properly. There must be adequate amount of gel between the skin and the sound head, especially over boney areas, and the unit must be moved constantly in small circular motion over the target area. If this is not done the unit (as most do) will turn off and start to blink (as per literature). When performing the ultrasound do not put pressure on the sound head so as to squeeze all of the gel out from under the sound head-the unit will turn off- the weight of the unit against the skin is sufficient, and keep the sound head flat against the skin. wipe the unit off when finished to remove the gel, spray a paper towel with some windex and wipe clean. I recommend that you purchase additional ultra sound gel /lotion as you will need this in the future to operate the unit. Please consult a professional before use. You can cause an internal burn if not used properly (even with a pulsed unit). In addition there are precautions/contraindications for use that should be cleared by a professional familiar with its therapeutic use. This is not a complete list: Over growth plates of children, Children under 16, the very old or frail, over a pacemaker/defibrillator.over infection/cancer, trunk of a pregnant woman, over metal implant, over impaired/broken/thin skin, those with sensory impairment, over a unhealed fracture etc. In addition prolonged use of ultra sound on a target area can cause bone demineralization/weakening. The mechanical effect of the sound waves effects the tissue and capillary permeability reducing pain and inflammation (overly simplified explanation). I do recommend this unit for home use, just seek a professional to be properly trained in its use before using.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? exact
How accurate was the on site description of the product? exact
Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good for the price
The product works well for its intended use. I like that the size of the head is the same size as the PT office, not one of the small heads that other units have.
A note of caution if you aren't familiar with ultrasound for healing: 1 MHz is the frequency for deep tissue / deep muscle injuries, whereas 3 MHz is for injuries closer to the surface. Be sure to use a low or medium setting before you try the high setting. If you experience pain, add more gel and/or lower the setting.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Looks same
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
I've been to physiotherapist for treatment of hip brusitis...(running on treadmill, wonky hip), this unit is not the same strength as the professionals, but, it does work. The goal is to promote healing, this does it for sure. It does not feel like it is doing anything, but, I have noticeably reduced limping and pain after use. Cheaper than 2 visits to the Dr.'s. Yes get it, you will feel the healing. (Increases blood flow to the injured sight, allowing the repair process to occur).
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? accurate
How accurate was the on site description of the product? fair
Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
After reading some other reviews, I can see that there are a few misunderstandings about the unit that I will address.
I have had ultrasound treatments in a professional setting and I use it at home.
This unit seems to work as advertised, seems to be a bit more solid that the Pro-1000 unit that I own and I should have bought this model in the first place as it has better features and is better made (worth the difference in price). It seems to have the same effect as the professional model in the therapist's office. The advantage of the therapist's model is that it is more rugged, has more control over the frequency which determines the depth of treatment and power - but generally you really don't want too high power or long duty cycle or you can hurt yourself - a little does a lot. Generally unless you are very sensitive, you will NOT feel heating. Heating is a by product of the unit's use - it is not the main purpose. This vibrates the tissues, to encourage healing and haste exchange of nutrients and waste products and help break up adhesions and calcium deposits in the tissue to reduce inflammation. If you want heat there are plenty of less expensive options that you can buy. Since it is 1MHz, it is for deep tissue - a few cm so it will work better on legs hips tush that on shoulders (unless yours are massive...) The 3 MHz models are for more superficial tissues.
This unit has an on/off switch, a switch for timer - 5, 10 or 15 minutes with LED indicators. Generally if you are treating a small area, 5 minutes is more than enough. There is also a power level switch with LED indicators - less is more so start with using low power. After a full treatment (use a lot of gel, the head MUST be moved back and forth, do not keep in one position or you could hurt yourself) if there was no effect, then the next time try a higher setting.
This unit has a feature that if poor contact is made, which happens if gel is absorbed or you didn't use enough gel or you are pressing too hard, then it temporarily SHUTS OFF until good contact is made again. You will know that it has shut off due to poor contact because the LED indicator will start blinking. As you do the treatment, keep glancing at the indicators to make sure it is not blinking. If it blinks, then definitely nothing will happen, no ultrasound is produced. In therapy, I always wondered why the therapist used so much gel, now I know.
If you have no experience with ultrasound therapy, do read up on it before using this device. There is some information provided with this unit. Heed the cautions.
Ultrasound is effective for some things, not for others and be aware that sometimes the source of the pain is not necessarily the spot where you feel pain - talk to a professional for your unique condition. But it's worth a try. If it doesn't work, I suggest using a TENS unit which provides mild electrical stimulation The unit that I have is great and I strongly recommend if you are in the market for one - http://www.overstock.com/search?keywords=tens+7000&SearchType=Header - this works great for shoulder.
There are many other modalities for relieving pain without drugs - Ultrasound and TENS are two of the best mechanical methods.
From an engineer. The product itself is not high quality, though this was expected. The unit is adequate considering it is for home use and professional units cost upwards of 2+k. Though for a 100 bucks, it could be a more solid machine.
I have had professional treatment numerous times and so I thought I would take matters into my own hands. The unit does in fact work, but there are some things to keep in mind.
First, the product seems a bit sketchy to me. The serial number was affixed as cheap little sticker that is affixed to the main SN tag (also a cheap sticker in a recess of the unit). I am highly suspicious this is a refurbished product though it does not state this in the advertisement. This is for 'home' use though the documentation leads you to believe you need doctor's supervision is required. Power...lets talk power. The unit is rated for about .5 W/cm2; that is quarter of the advertised power of professional grade units which state 2 W/cm2. Also professional grade units can run 100% duty cycle whereas this has a max at 50%. So the effective treatment you would expect that it would be a 1/8 of a professional one. However, there is one more factor that diminishes the effectiveness. The temperature of the unit rises quickly, much hotter than any professional unit I have ever felt. The manual states (from my memory) that it is to remain under 40degC and will blink when it reaches this temperature but it will shut down at 42degC. I am certain after reading this post treatment that this was a bit of a problem. The ultrasound gel kept absorbing and so I thought it was this that was causing the thing to shut down as it requires good skin contact or it will also shut down. But it was rather warm and so I believe it was restarting after adding the gel which was in fact cooling down the ultrasound conductor on the unit.
Overall, I think it works and will save money. BUT I'm still left wondering why there is a great possibility that this was a refurbished product and I absolutely hate the idea of using anything that is refurbished. Earns a 3 star...ONLY because of the price of competing professional units. The value is still relevant enough to maintain this rating, though I still wish to call them out for possible shadiness.
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overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 7, 2013
Is the answer given to the question asked by sallielt on April 25, 2013 relative to this product, the US Pro 2000? The answer states that, "the Ultra TENS is also our only portable therapeutic ultrasound which can be both a pulsed and continuous with a total of five duty cycle levels." Is the US Pro 2000 and the Ultra TENS the same unit? Confused......inasad on Aug 27, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This is the US Pro 2000 Professional Portable Ultrasound Unit.
Thank you for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 29, 2013
What are the functional differences between the Pro 2000 ultrasound and the Pro 1000 ultrasound?cynthiarachele on Aug 2, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello cynthiarachele, Both products are considered pulsed ultrasounds and are not designed to produce a thermal treatment effect. The most significant functional difference is that the US Pro 2000 is much stronger therapeutically (equating to stronger treatment dose) than the US 1000 3rd Edition. You can see a comparison of the different output intensities for each product below.
Effective Radiating Area = 6.16 square centimeters
08% Duty Cycle (Duty Factor) Low (Green) .05 watts per centimeter squared (describes the actual intensity) or .32 watts (describes actual total power output) + or – 20%
14% Duty Cycle (Duty Factor) Medium (Orange) .09 watts per centimeter squared (describes the actual intensity) or .56 watts (describes actual total power output) + or – 20%
29% Duty Cycle (Duty Factor) High (Red) .19 watts per centimeter squared (describes the actual intensity) or 1.16 watts (describes actual total power output) + or – 20%
When the device is working you will hear 2 beeps every 5 minutes.
Effective Radiating Area = 4 square centimeters
30% Duty Cycle (Duty Factor) Low .72 watts per centimeter squared (describes the actual intensity) or 2.88 watts (describes actual total power output) + or – 20%
40% Duty Cycle (Duty Factor) Medium .96 watts per centimeter squared (describes the actual intensity) or 3.84 watts (describes actual total power output) + or – 20%
50% Duty Cycle (Duty Factor) High 1.20 watts per centimeter squared (describes the actual intensity) or 4.8 watts (describes actual total power output) + or – 20%
The timer is adjustable from 5, 10, or 15 minutes.
Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 6, 2013
Good morning jimbos56 for the question about the US Pro 2000 Professional Portable Ultrasound Unit this particular unit is your standard 110 . Hope that is useful and thank you for shopping Overstock.com
overstockcustomercare1 on May 11, 2013
What are the differences between this unit and the 1000? Are they the same Mhz? Same head size?sallielt on Apr 25, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for contacting us sallielt. There are many differences between the Ultra TENS and the US 1000 3rd Edition. The most prominent of which is the Ultra TENS ability to provide a combination treatment of ultrasound therapy and TENS. The Ultra TENS is also our only portable therapeutic ultrasound which can be both a pulsed and continuous with a total of five duty cycle levels. Below is a basic comparison of some general specifications for each device with respect to the ultrasound component of the Ultra TENS.
US 1000 3rd Edition
Acoustic Frequency = 1MHz
Effective Radiating Area = 6.16 square centimeters
08% Duty Cycle = .05 watts per centimeter squared
14% Duty Cycle = .09 watts per centimeter squared
29% Duty Cycle = .19 watts per centimeter squared
Acoustic Frequency = 1MHz
Effective Radiating Area = 4 square centimeters
05% Duty Cycle = .05 watts per centimeter squared
20% Duty Cycle = .20 watts per centimeter squared
50% Duty Cycle = .50 watts per centimeter squared
80% Duty Cycle = .80 watts per centimeter squared
100% Duty Cycle = 1.00 watt per centimeter squared.
Please let us know if you have any further questions.
overstockcustomercare1 on May 1, 2013
what is the duty cycle-pulsed? 50% or does it have both continuous and pulsed?skiangel1 on Apr 12, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for contacting us skiangel1. The US Pro 2000 has three duty cycle levels which are 30%(low), 40%(med), and 50%(high). This product is a pulsed ultrasound only. Please let us know if you have any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 19, 2013
Could i have the dimensions of the carrying case? Also, what is the weight of the entire case with the contents in it?dschizo on Apr 5, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your question thepersonalshopper. Carrying case dimensions are 10x8x2. Weight is 3 lbs. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 10, 2013
I see that overstock.com only accepts returns of unopened products. Does the 1 year manufacturer warranty cover non-working products?shop19man on Dec 22, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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