Does short-wave diathermy increase the effectiveness of isokinetic exercise on pain, function, knee muscle strength, quality of life, and depression in the patients with knee osteoarthritis? A randomized controlled clinical study
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE, vol.46, no.3, pp.325-336, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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Background. Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful condition causing disability and muscle weakness. Shortwave diathermy (SWD) is one of several physical therapy modalities and used predominantly as a pain reduction modality in the clinical practice. However, the efficacy of SWD in knee OA is still inconclusive.