What is Short-Wave Diathermy?
Diathermy is a therapeutic modality that is most commonly used for joint conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. The term diathermy refers to the creation of heat using electrical pulses. In diathermy, a high-frequency electric current is delivered via shortwave, microwave, or ultrasound which is able to generate deep heat in body tissues. The heat can be used to improve circulation and/or to relieve pain. In addition, shortwave diathermy can be used in medicine for treating damaged tissues and relaxing muscles.
How does short-wave diathermy work?
Diathermy uses high-frequency electric current to produce heat deep inside a targeted tissues. It can reach areas as deep as two inches beneath the skin’s surface. The diathermy machine does not apply heat directly to the body. Instead, the waves generated by the machine allow the body to generate heat from within the targeted tissue. Diathermy is usually part of a complete physical therapy or rehabilitative regimen. Frequency and length of treatments vary.
What are the benefits of short-wave diathermy?
Diathermy is used to treat the following conditions:
- back pain
- muscle spasms
- sprains and strains
What is the outlook after short-wave diathermy?
After a diathermy treatment, the affected area may feel more flexible. You may be able to participate in physical therapy behaviors more comfortably and for a longer period of time. It increase blood flow to the affected area may induce healing and tissue repair.
Where you buy short-wave diathermy?
You can buy short-wave diathermy our Techno Health shop or website in BD.