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Short Wave Diathermy

Diathermy is a therapeutic treatment most commonly prescribed for muscle and joint conditions. It uses a high-frequency electric current to stimulate heat generation within body tissues.

The heat can help with various processes, including:

increasing blood flow
relieving pain
improving the mobility of tissues as they heal

What are the types of diathermy?
There are three main types of diathermy: shortwave, microwave, and ultrasound.

Shortwave
Shortwave diathermy uses high-frequency electromagnetic energy to generate heat. It may be applied in pulsed or continuous energy waves. It has been used to treat pain from kidney stones, and pelvic inflammatory disease. It’s commonly used for conditions that cause pain and muscle spasms such as:

sprains
strains
bursitis
tenosynovitis





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