Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Interferential Therapy—Painless Treatment for Pain

Interferential therapy is a type of electrical modality which sends small electrical impulses through the skin to stimulate underlying nerves and tissue. These impulses don't hurt, but they sometimes tickle and can cause the muscle to twitch. Interferential therapy accomplishes with a very low simulated frequency which is put on the soft tissue. The feeling of this electro therapy is very light and most patients feel very comfortable during the treatment.

Interferential therapy provides a comfortable, soothing stimulation and should never be strong enough to cause any discomfort to the patient.It has been suggested that Interferential therapy (IFT) works in a ‘special way’ because it is ‘interferential’ as opposed to ‘normal’ stimulation. 

Interferential Therapy, the electrical treatment is used for:
--Pain relief
--Muscle stimulation.
--Increased local blood flow.
--Reduce oedema.

The basic principle behind Interferential Therapy (IFT) is to utilise the significant physiological effects of low frequency electrical stimulation of nerves without the associated painful and somewhat unpleasant side effects sometimes associated with low frequency stimulation. Interferential therapy overcomes the problem of skin impedance.

Interferential is electric therapy which uses two alternating medium frequency currents. Interferential stimulates the muscle. Interferential can be used to treat a large range of musculoskeletal injuries including those where swelling and muscle spasm are present. Joint pains can also be treated effectively by interferential stimulation. Specific injuries include back pain; frozen shoulder; patellofemoral knee pain; meniscus injuries; sacroiliac joint pain

Benefits of Interferential electro therapy
  • Reduces painful symptoms
  • Decreases local swelling
  • Promotes muscle tone
  • Restores normal movements
  • Releases the body's natural pain killers
  • Accelerates the healing process
Compared to other foreign countries like USA,Canada etc., the orthopedic treatments are carried out in India at affordable rate. Interferential therapy for chronic pain is best done at Life Med ABC, Chennai, under the guidance of Dr. Santhosh Jacob, the experienced orthopaedic surgeon in India. Dedicated care is given to the patients under the supervision of renowned 
orthopaedic surgeonchennai and his well trained associates.

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