Interferential Electrical Stimulation
Interferential Electrical Stimulation is a therapeutic treatment to aid in the relief of pain and the promotion of soft tissue healing. Tiny amounts of electrical impulses are induced into the tissues in the vicinity of the injury. Where these waves intersect below the surface of the skin, a low-frequency stimulation is created. This prompts the body to secrete endorphins and other natural pain killers to help relieve pain.
Most patients find Interferential Electrical Muscle Stimulation to be extremely beneficial and describe the treatment as a faint “pins and needles” or even a massage sensation. Ligament sprains, muscle strains and spasms often respond well to this treatment, helping to reduce atrophy and increase blood circulation.