Radiofrequency Therapy – All You Need To Know
Targeted radiofrequency therapy is a new treatment that distributes high frequency electromagnetic energy into the desired tissue. The effect is a very deep heating effect to the desired tissue. It helps with muscle spasms, improving vascularisation to the area and promote healing to the desired tissue.
What conditions can it treat?
There are a wide range of applications with our radiofrequency therapy. Some of the conditions that it treats are:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder impingement
- Frozen shoulder
- Low back pain
Am I a suitable candidate for radiofrequency therapy?
If you are suffering from any muscular or joint pain, radiofrequency therapy can help relief your pain. Your therapist will be the best person to advise you about this. If your condition warrants the use of radiofrequency therapy, then your therapist will recommend it to you.
What is the experience of doing radiofrequency therapy at Elevate Physio like?
We will need to expose the body part that is being treated for this treatment. Therefore, it would be best if you wear comfortable clothing. Other than that, you do not need to prepare anything else.
How long does it take?
Radiofrequency therapy usually takes 15 – 30 minutes.
Is it painful?
No. Radiofrequency therapy is not painful. In fact, it is one of the most comfortable treatment we have at Elevate Physiotherapy.
Is it effective?
It is remarkably effective in relieving your pain. Radiofrequency is also great at relieving muscle spasm that is caused by pain.
What will happen during the treatment?
Your therapist will use a device to distribute high frequency electromagnetic wave into the body part that is injured. Through a conducting cream, the waves enter your body deep into the joints, ligaments, or the tendons that are injured. You will feel a warm sensation in the area and no pain should be expected. The device is as shown in the picture.
Is there any downtime or side effects?
There are no downtime or side effects to radiofrequency therapy.
How soon can I see results?
Most of our patients reports immediate relief after radiofrequency therapy. However, the lasting effect of the therapy can be seen after at least 3-5 therapies depending on your condition.
Is there any aftercare?