superficial heat


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superficial heat

The application of heat to the skin and subcutaneous tissues.
See also: heat
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22) A review by French et al found limited evidence for the common practice of applying superficial heat or cold for low back pain, while moderate evidence in a small number of trials supported the use of superficial heat for the short-term reduction of pain and disability in patients with acute or subacute low back pain.
Effect of superficial heat, deep heat, and active exercise warm-up on the extensibility of the plantar flexors.
Ultrasound, shortwave, microwave, laser and superficial heat and cold in the treatment of pain.

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