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Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Intreferential Muscle Stimulation

 

Our office uses a type of electrical muscle stimulation known as interferential current to treat muscular pain, strains, and sprains. It is believed that IFS permeates the tissues more effectively and thus is more comfortable than transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Interferential current stimulation has primarily been used as a technique to reduce pain but has also been used to increase function of patients with osteoarthritis and to treat other conditions such as strains, sprains, and spasm.

IFS is a type of electrical stimulation that uses paired electrodes of 2 independent circuits carrying high-frequency (4,000 Hz) and medium-frequency (150 Hz) alternating currents. The superficial electrodes are aligned on the skin around the affected area. It is believed that IFS permeates the tissues more effectively and, with less unwanted stimulation of cutaneous nerves, is more comfortable than transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TENS). Interferential stimulation has been used for years to reduce pain, improve circulation, relieve muscular pain and spasm, and improve range of motion.

 



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