Short-wave diathermy

This is overheating of tissue by means of electric or magnetic field of high frequency. This procedure is based on heat influence on the body The heat is created inside the tissues.


  • Tendovaginitis
  • Pneumonia, cystitis
  • Degenerative spine conditions
  • Neuralgia and neuritis
  • Chronic sinusitis, tonsillitis, otitis, laryngitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Status post pleuritis
  • Frostbites
  • Post-traumatic conditions
  • Muscles pain
  • Enthesopathies (painful disorders involving the attachment of a tendon or ligament to a bone)
  • Ovarian endocrine function disorders


  • Dilation of capillaries
  • Increase of artery blood flow
  • Speeding of metabolic processes
  • Faster cell metabolism
  • Increase in leukocyte number in overheated tissues
  • Decrease of neuromuscular excitability
  • Analgesic


  • Treatment of various subacute and chronic inflammatory conditions, e.g. of joints
  • Periartheritis
  • Neoplasm
  • Condition after ionization therapy
  • Epilepsy
  • Conditions with contraindications for heat
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Menstruation
  • Metals outside and inside the body
  • Peripheral circulation disorders
  • Tendency to bleeding from digestive and respiratory system
  • Conditions with high fever
  • Internal organ haemorrhage
  • Purulent otitis media and purulent cholecystitis
  • Oedema
  • Abscesses
  • Varicose veins
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Artificial cardiac pacemaker
  • Too young age

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