A short presentation
Anyone who has ever had a tendinopathy, an accident, or an orthopaedic operation will most likely have already heard of it. Those who own rehabilitation centres or work in sport will, on the other hand, definitely know what we are talking about. Tecar is a medical technology widespread throughout Europe, used to aid the healing process after an accident.
Does it work or not? In this case the answer is, once again, it depends! But what does it depend on? Here things become complicated but we could simplify by saying: it depends on the characteristics of the equipment and, largely, on the experience and skill of the person using it.
To better understand this answer, let’s take a step back and focus on what this equipment may generate when applied to the human body: increased blood perfusion, vasodilation, increased in cell proliferationâ€”all phenomena closely connected with both the inflammatory process and the repair of biological tissues.
The first important thing to understand is that these reactions, while influencing each other, can be stimulated with variable intensity, at different times and in smaller or larger areas depending on how the equipment is applied to the body according to the therapeutic objective. And this is one of the characteristics that make tecar technology particularly useful.
Let’s go back to our examples
Inflammation is therefore a process that is not just useful, but also necessary and desirable, even for solving your tiny, hypothetical morning accident above. After a few days, you go to a specialist and discover that the famous stubbing on the corner of the bed damaged some fibres in the surface transverse metatarsal ligament as well as a few surrounding capillary veins. The situation in the area concerned with the tissue damage can be compared to what would happen if rather violent weather had damaged a building. Let’s imagine the Marina Bay Hotel in Singaporeâ€¦