TDP Lamp Therapy
A TDP lamp is a far infrared mineral lamp. Rather than using a infrared light bulb as in more conventional therapies, the TDP lamp works on an electric coil that heats a ceramic plate. This causes a deep heat to penetrate into the affected joint. The effects include raising the temperature of the affected tissue and promotion of circulation. It is used to good effect in cases of osteoarthritis of the knee joint.
Cautions & Warnings
As with any kind of heat therapy, the risk of burns exists. The heat from the lamp should feel comfortable and warm. If it goes beyond this level of warmth, move your body away from the heat source or summon your practitioner to adjust the heat level.