What is Interferential Current (Electrical Muscle Stimulation)?
Interferential current 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 currentto be extremely beneficial and describe the treatment as a faint “pins and needles” sensation. Interferential Electro-Therapy is most often used for pain relief and to aid in reducing the swelling of soft tissues. Ligament sprains, muscle strains and spasms often respond to this treatment, helping to reduce atrophy and increase blood circulation. The terms ‘Interferential current’ and ‘Electrical Muscle Stimulation’ are often used interchangeable among lay persons. We can provide both types of treament in our office.