Radar Therapy is part of the range of Heat Therapies and uses electromagnetic waves to transmit heat into tissue in depth. The therapeutic effects of radar therapy are muscular heating, and an analgesic and trophic effect. Radar therapy is indicated in cases of muscular contraction, arthrosis, post-traumatic algia, tendinitis, etc.
At a tissue level, the transformation of energy into heat has well defined posological rules. In monitoring hyperaemia as a quantifiable biological response to heat, it has been found that timing and dosage are important in temperature increase. Speed of “administration” must also be considered. If the variation is too strong and fast however, the stimulus affects the pain sensitive points. This is why the gradual heating that short wave therapy can produce can be quantitatively "controlled", making it very manageable and effective in heat therapy applications.
Normal applications of heat treatment (including short-wave therapy) are generally used to treat the following conditions:
Medical use of microwaves is mainly based on the fact that the microwaves are selectively absorbed by tissues with high water content. They can therefore heat certain selective areas such as muscles for example, while the penetration and absorption at bone level is minimal.
Once electromagnetic waves come in contact with organic tissue, they transform most of their radiating energy into heat (caloric energy) with different degrees of penetration mainly limited to muscular and peri-articular tissues (skin and subcutaneous, tendons, sheaths, muscle bands, synovia).
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