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Short Wave Diathermy (SWD)

• These are deep heat high frequency currents. Commonly used at 27.17 MHZ and set up radio waves with a wavelength of 11m.

Indications- Muscle sprains/strains, Tendon tears, Capsule lesions, Degenerative joint diseases, Chronic inflammatory disease, Infective conditions, Bursitis, Sinusitis, Shoulder Joint inflammation, Elbow Joint pain, Cervical Spondylosis, Osteoarthritis, Ligament Sprains in Knee Joints, Low Back Ache, Heel pain etc…

Contraindications- Malignancy, Ischemic diseases, Moderate edema, Metallic implants, Pacemakers, Tuberculosis, Impaired thermal sensation, Unreliable patients like small children and intellectually impaired adults, Recent radiotherapy, Acute infection, Pregnancy, Menstruation, Severe blood pressure abnormalities, severe cardiac conditions.

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