Diathermy is a therapeutic method during which an affected area is heated with high-frequency current. The heat improves local blood supply and thus relieves pain, promotes better nutrition of tissues, dissolution of inflammatory effusions and relaxes smooth muscles. This procedure proves efficient in the treatment of locomotor system disorders, asthma, chronic bronchitis, etc.
Contraindication: presence of metals in the body (cardio stimulator, joint replacements, etc.), acute inflammatory conditions, malignant tumors, hemorrhagic conditions