Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) & Interferential Current Therapy (IFC)

What is it? 

TENS/IFC is a pain-relieving technique that treats both chronic (long-term) and acute (short-term) pain that employs an electrical current. 

A TENS/IFC treats a variety of conditions by sending electrical impulses to the surface of the skin through electrodes that block the transmission of pain signals. The electrodes are put on or near nerves or trigger sites where the pain is present. This form of treatment will not heal an injury and should only be used as a temporary solution. 

What are the benefits? 

  • Reduce pain
  • Decrease muscle spasm 
  • Reduce swelling and inflammation 
  • Increase blood flow
  • Promote healing What conditions does it treat?
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Tendinitis 
  • Bursitis 
  • The discomfort of childbirth. 
  • Low back pain. 
  • Pelvic pain. 
  • Diabetic neuropathy is a condition caused by diabetes.