Interferential Current Therapy
Interferential current therapy is an effective treatment for relieving sciatic pain, reducing a swollen knee or ankle, and accelerate the healing process. To perform this method of treatment, electrodes are placed on the skin around the injured/painful body part. Mild electrical impulses, in minute quantities, pass into the underlying tissue, for the purpose of restoring normal function and ultimately healing. These impulses are not painful, and can be described as a minor prickle on the skin.
Interferential therapy is used to treat:
- stiff/painful/swollen joints, from injury or arthritis
- muscle spasms
- edema and inflammation, eliminating pain
- temporarily, partially dysfunctional limb due to
- nerve damage
- frozen shoulder
- tennis elbow
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- thoracic outlet syndrome
- various types of low back pain
- hip and groin pain
Patients state that their pain has been eliminated within minutes to hours. For chronic cases, usually days. It depends on the diagnosis, exam findings, how the problem is, patient compliance, and overall health of the patient.