Diathermy is the clinical application of electromagnetic energy for the production of deep heat in the tissues of the body, with the aim of treating specific medical conditions. Shortwave diathermy helps relieve pain, relieve muscle spasm and relax joint stiffness. The advantage of shortwave diathermy is that it penetrates to a greater depth compared to other conventional thermal techniques (hot pads, microwave diathermy). It is also more effective in heating deep muscle tissue, compared to therapeutic ultrasound.
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Diathermy treatments can be applied using the capacitive or inductive field. In the capacitive field method, the part of the body to be treated is located within an electromagnetic field, between the drums in the form of a plate. The body together with the electrodes form a capacitor. This causes heat to be generated throughout the treatment area between the eardrums. With the capacitor method, superficial and high-density tissues such as skin, tendons, ligaments, joint capsules and bones are heated more efficiently.
In the inductive field method, a coil located inside a drum is placed over the body part. The electromagnetic energy from the drum produces a strong magnetic field in the treatment area and selectively heats tissues with low electrical resistance such as muscles. Due to the strong electromagnetic fields, it should not be applied in cases of patients with cardiac pacemaker, implants, malignant tumors, while due to the thermal effects it causes, it should not be applied in patients at risk of bleeding, acute inflammation and edema.
Indicated in a variety of pathological conditions such as:
Personal nerve damage.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction.
Periarthritis, Bursitis, Frozen Shoulder
Tendonitis, Carpal tunnel syndrome
Disc prolapse - Intervertebral disc herniation
Backache - Sciatica (chronic phase)
Periostitis, Plica syndrome, Posterior patellofemoral pain
Degenerative vertebral arthropathy