What is SWD?

The term diathermy in “short wave diathermy” means heating through, it could be any object through which the wave passes through to produces heat inside the object. Since our body is made up of tissues, the SWD machine produces heat in the tissue.

The other source of the heat like hot towels, infrared lamps and electric heating pads produce heating first at skin level and it does not penetrate to a deeper level. This causes discomfort and burning sensation over the skin long before the adequate heat has penetrated to the deeper tissues.

Another advantage of diathermy is that we can have precise control over the amount of heat delivered for the treatment. Careful placement of the electrodes permits localization of the heat to the treatment region.

SWD is very effective in relieving pain, helps in the reduction of inflammation

  • Low backache.
  • Knee pain due to Arthritis.
  • Frozen shoulder.
  • Bursitis, capsulitis.
  • Osteomyelitis.
  • strain, Sprain.
  • Brachial Plexus Neuritis.
  • Fibrositis, myositis.
  • Rheumatism, etc.