Deep radiofrequency or diathermy
It is a technique by which a high frequency current is applied that penetrates the tissues producing a thermal and biological effect at the cellular level. This technique accelerates the metabolism of the cells, relieving inflammation faster than conventional techniques.
It is a simple, non-invasive treatment, with no side effects or contraindications, except in pregnant women and people with pacemakers. The patient experiences an increase of heat in the area, pleasant and painless. Depending on the electrode used (capacitive or resistive) we can focus the diathermic therapeutic effect on deeper or superficial tissues, depending on where the lesion is located.
The patient lies down or sits down, a conductive cream is applied on the surface of the area to be treated and the active electrode is placed in contact with the area, previously a neutral electrode will have been placed in a counter-opposite way that will close the electrical circuit of the device. The patient feels a pleasant heat, which makes the session a very comfortable experience.
Is the treatment painful?
In cases of significant inflammation, the application of radiofrequency on the area may cause slight discomfort. In this case, the physiotherapist should reduce the intensity of the current application to return to a comfortable thermal sensation for the patient.
What should I expect the following days?
Nothing special, the improvement will appear with the passing of the days and the subsequent treatment sessions.
Can I do sports after the treatment?
It will depend on each case, but as a general rule you will be able to do physical activity after the treatment.
How many sessions do I need to start noticing improvement?
It depends on each case, but normally from the 4th session onwards you will notice significant changes in the treated area.
How much time should pass between sessions?
It will depend on the type of injury and the complementary techniques that are being used at the same time, but between 2 and 3 weekly sessions are usually used, and in some cases can be applied even daily to minimize recovery times.
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