Shortwave electrotherapy is a medical spa procedure that uses high-frequency electromagnetic waves to treat various conditions and health problems. This therapy is based on the principle of generating and using electromagnetic energy to achieve beneficial therapeutic effects.
During the shortwave electrotherapy procedure, a special device emits short waves that penetrate the body’s tissues. These electromagnetic waves generate heat in the affected tissues, which can have several therapeutic effects, including:
- Pain relief: The heat produced by shortwave can help relax muscles and tissues, which can relieve pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions such as sprains, muscle strains or inflammation.
- Stimulate blood circulation: Short waves can help dilate blood vessels and improve blood flow in the treated area. This can facilitate the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to damaged tissues and speed up the healing process.
- Reducing inflammation: The heat generated by shortwave can have an anti-inflammatory effect, helping to reduce inflammation in tissues and relieve symptoms associated with inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.
- Muscle relaxation: The heat produced by the short waves can help relax muscles and relieve muscle tension and tightness.
The short-wave electrotherapy procedure is performed using a special device and is supervised by a therapist or physiotherapy specialist. The duration and intensity of treatment will be determined by the specialist depending on the condition being treated, the patient’s individual needs and the doctor’s recommendations. It is important that the procedure is performed according to instructions and under the supervision of qualified medical personnel to achieve optimal results and minimise the risks associated with shortwave therapy.