Interferential Current

Interferential Current (IFC) is a deeper form of electrical stimulation that is used to treat both acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. IFC overcomes skin resistance more easily and penetrates the skin more deeply than regular electrical stimulators, with less user discomfort. Because IFC is tolerated better by the skin, the dosage can be increased, thus improving the ability of the Interferential Current to permeated tissues and allowing easier access to deep structures.
The physiological effects of IFC:
Depending on the parameters that are selected:

  • There can be an increase in localized blood flow
  • There can be the stimulation of local nerve cells that can have a pain reducing/analgesic effect due to potentially blocking the transmission of the pain signals or by stimulating the release of pain reducing endorphins.
  • There can be some degree of muscle stimulation as muscle contraction can be achieved through external application of electrical current, overcoming some of the muscle inhibition often caused by local injury and edema.
Interferential Current
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