Diathermy (from the Greek word thermo = hot) is electrically induced heat, the use of high-frequency electromagnetic currents to produce electromagnetic energy which, in the body tissues, is converted into thermal energy.
- Acute and chronic inflammatory and traumatic conditions.
- Arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis).
- Injured ligaments, muscle strain (pulled muscles), bursitis, epicondylitis.
- Stiff joints needing mobilisation.
- Increase of the temperature, of the flow of blood and lymph.
- Speeding of metabolism, oxygenation, enzymatic activity and of the glands’ secretive action.
- Relief from stiffness of joints, pain and decrease of muscle spasms.
- Decrease of inflammatory infiltrates and edemas.