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Thermal

Vasodilation, perspiration, decreased BP and lymph flow, decreased spasm, phagocytosis, erythema (ab igne)

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Indications

Musculoskeletal: synovitis, tenosynovitis, sprains, strains, bursitis, arthritis, torticollis
Catarrhal: bronchitis, sinusitis, laryngitis, coryza
Infectious: furuncles, burns, ulcers
Other: folliculitis, conjunctivitis, neuritis, Bell's palsy, Raynaud's

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Contraindications

Pregnancy, DM, thermal sensitivity, active TB, encapsulated swelling, metal plates, fair skin, contacts, fever, recent scar, skin rash

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Short wave (lamps)

Distance: 14-18 inches
Types: Luminous, wire bound around porcelain, sunlight (heliotherapy)
Penetration: 10mm
Intensity: 150-1500 Watts
Wavelength: 7200-15000nm
Frequency: high
Time: 10-30mins

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Long wave (baths)

Distance: direct contact (with towels)
Type: hydrocollator, heating pad, hot water bottle, baths, fluidotherapy
Penetration: 1-3mm (superficial)
Intensity: varies
Wavelength: 15000-150000
Frequency: high
Time: 10-30mins