shortwave diathermy

shortwave diathermy

Diathermy that delivers local heat to various tissues via shortwave frequency electromagnetic waves. Shortwave diathermy is used for chronic inflammation—e.g., bursitis, neuritis, osteoarthrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, strains, tendinitis, etc.

Contraindications
Coronary heart disease, haemorrhage, metal implants, infections, malignancy, pacemakers, phlebitis, pregnancy, wet dressings.

shortwave diathermy

Sports medicine Diathermy that delivers shortwave frequency electromagnetic waves; SD is used for chronic inflammation–eg, bursitis, neuritis, osteoarthrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, strains, tendinitis, etc Contraindications ASHD, hemorrhage, metal implants, infections, malignancy, pacemakers, phlebitis, pregnancy, wet dressings. See Diathermy. Cf Microwave diathermy.
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Draper (2014) reported that pulsed shortwave diathermy warms up a larger surface than ultrasound, which is ideal for treating contractures of major joints [25].
In this study, a horse suffering from torticollis was subjected to shortwave diathermy and the results thus obtained have being discussed.
Materials and Methods: TENS, galvani farad, ultrasound, electrotherapy, diadynami, traction, shortwave diathermy, infrared, treadmill, paraffin and hot pack devices are within the scope of this study.
Some of these therapies are Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy ( ESWT), Hot Magner therapy, Shortwave Diathermy, Microwave Diathermy, Ultrasonic therapy, Cryo therapy and Continuous Passive Motion machine.
Methods used to treat pain, inflammation, and weakness includes cold and heat therapy, ultrasound, shortwave diathermy, interferential, laser, transcutaneous electrical neuromuscular stimulation, and faradic muscle stimulation.
Marks R, Ghassemi M, Duarte R, Van Nguyen JP A review of the literature on shortwave diathermy as applied to osteo arthritis of the knee.
1,2) It is widely known that shortwave diathermy (SW) can be used to reduce pain and swelling, accelerate the inflammatory process, and promote healing in tissues with chronic inflammation.
Effectiveness of shortwave diathermy and ultrasound in the treatment of osteo-arthritis of the knee joint.