Q. What is Interferential Electro-Therapy
A. Interferential Electro-Therapy is a special form of electrical current that is administered at the site of a soft tissue injury, especially muscles, for the blocking of pain.
Q. How does it work?
A. Small amounts of electrical current are induced into affected soft tissues to decrease spasticity and reduce swelling. This widely used technique safely strengthens muscles and helps reduce painful symptoms.
Q. What does Interferential Electro-Therapy feel like?
A. Patients generally feel a slight tingling sensation at first. Since your body may become accustomed to the initial setting, the intesity may be raised during the course of your 15 minute treatment for maximum healing effect.
Q. Why is Interferential Electro-Therapy Used?
A. Interferential Electro-Therapy has been used as an effective form of pain relief. It is recommended in cases in which pain is accompanied by swelling, inflammation and muscle spasticity.
- Reduces pain sensation
- Helps decrease swelling
- Promotes general muscle tone
- Speeds the healing process