Functional Radiation Therapy

X-ray radiation is not only used for malignant diseases but also for inflammatory diseases of the joints and musculoskeletal system.

This type of radiation treatment is called "X-ray radiation stimulus" or synonymously "functional radiation therapy". It is used for the treatment of all inflammatory and degenerative joint diseases, as well as excess scarring and Dupuytren's contracture. The positive effect of low dose radiation on inflammatory changes was already known to the Romans thousands of years ago. Many springs and mountain tunnels contain a small radium radiation, which exerts a positive effect on aching joints.

This therapy is especially beneficial in the treatment of :

  • Shoulder Syndrome (periarthritis humeroscapularis)
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis)
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee (gonarthrosis)
  • Heel Spurs
  • Osteoarthritis of the metacarpophalangeal joint (Rizarthrose) etc.

The treatment has practically no side effects except for a minor exposure to radiation. The costs of the treatment are covered in full by health insurances. The success rate is relatively high and amounts to 60-70 percent. In the case of a non-response in the initial treatment, the treatment may be repeated a second time.

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