Ultra-high frequency therapy (UHF therapy) refers to physiotherapeutic methods of treatment and rehabilitation after injuries and illnesses. This is a hardware method using ultra-high frequency electromagnetic fields, in which the generated heat is transferred to human tissues and organs, and causes a number of physicochemical processes, which is the therapeutic effect of the method.
Physiological responses of the body to UHF therapy are related to the level of intensity of the generated and applied electromagnetic field. For example, a field of lower intensity has an anti-inflammatory effect, increasing blood and lymph flow in tissues; a field with a higher intensity stimulates metabolic processes, which speeds up the nutrition and activity of cells, but a field of high intensity contributes to increased inflammation. That is why the course of UHF therapy should be prescribed individually, taking into account the complexity of the disease and the stage of the pathological process.
The effectiveness of UHF therapy has its proven in practice, so this method has become widespread in use in almost all areas of medicine. In addition to the pronounced anti-inflammatory effect of the electromagnetic field, therapy is aimed at regenerating diseased or traumatized tissues, creating a protective barrier around the inflammatory focus, improving tissue metabolism, reducing vascular permeability, relieving vascular and muscle spasms, relieving pain and restoring performance. relieving pain and restoring a person’s ability to work.
Indications for the use of UHF therapy
- consequences of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, including: osteochondrosis with neurological symptoms, bone fractures, subacute osteomyelitis, acute and subacute myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, polyarthritis, tendovaginitis, epicondylitis; osteoarthritis with reactive synovitis;
- diseases of the joints: arthritis in the acute and subacute stages, periarthritis, exacerbation of chronic osteoarthritis and osteoarthritis;
- consequences of spinal cord injury and peripheral nerves;
- diseases of soft tissues, tendons, hematomas, progressive muscular dystrophies;
- acute and chronic inflammatory processes, including purulent, if there are ways of outflow of pus, both in diseases of the musculoskeletal system and diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue: boils, carbuncles, abscesses, hydradenitis, panaritium, phlegmon, frostbite, and also trophic wounds;
- vascular disease: endarteritis obliterans, Raynaud’s disease;
- diseases and pathological processes of the peripheral nervous system: neuralgia, radiculitis, phantom pain;
- inflammation of the respiratory organs;
- inflammatory diseases of the ENT organs and SARS;
- inflammatory processes of the digestive system;
- inflammatory gynecological and urological diseases;
- dental inflammation after surgery and in the treatment of purulent diseases.
Contraindications to the use of UHF therapy:
- febrile conditions
- bacterial infections
- inflammatory purulent processes with impaired outflow of pus
- blood clotting disorders, venous thrombosis
- cardiovascular insufficiency
- coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, persistent angina
- stage III hypertension
- hypotonic disease
- malignant tumors
- the patient has a pacemaker and metal implants
- Procedures are also not performed: before surgery (less than a month), with fresh plaster or wet bandage, for 3-4 days after X-ray of the stomach, in the presence of papillomas and moles in the affected area.