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I tried it at least once, somewhere, sometime. I don't have one though. I remember it sort of zaps and/ or stings a little. I didn't really feel anything while the ultrasound was being done except the cold gel that's put on the device - it warms up to your own body temp - and the fact that she was sort of massaging the sore spots. It was after the fact that I noticed a difference. I felt gradually better after an hour. Kind of like taking pain medicine but more effective than over the counter and no other side effects. Then I felt pretty pain free (I think there's still some repetitive motion/ overuse/ wear and tear or whatever you want to call it - different - pain but most of the pain was almost completely gone for a day. It was about 80% less. From my perspective, that's practically nothing. The thing about pain and stiffness together is it is immobilizing. When I was younger I used to get pain without necessarily noticeable stiffness accompanying it, that might or might not have been related to my disability on a given day - and stiffness without pain (I've always had stiffness) that was directly disability related. Now the stiffness and pain together, from being older and from having CP, can stop me in my tracks, though. But after the ultrasound one type of pain disappeared and all the pain was less overall - I don't know if that makes sense. I didn't notice them meld together until they were separated. Maybe some is muscle and some is joint pain - that's a better way to explain it.Glad the ultraasound treatment helps you - even if it isn't perfect with one treatment. Many years ago I had ultrasound for an injury and a TENS unit was used at home. Helpful. I can't remember if you have mentioned TENS.