Interferential muscle stimulation is a form of electrical therapy used to relieve pain, accelerate the healing process, and stimulate deep-lying muscle tissue. This treatment can be beneficial for patients with circulatory and muscular disorders, stiffness of joints, and inflammation.
Benefits of Interferential Muscle Stimulation
- Accelerated Healing
- Improved Circulation
- Pain Relief
- Reduction in Swelling and Inflammation
Some studies have shown that areas of muscle weakness such as the pelvic floor muscles can also be strengthened and stimulated by the use of interferential muscle stimulation.
How does Interferential Muscle Stimulation work?
During treatment, two different frequencies work together to successfully stimulate larger and deeper muscle fibers. These impulses are not painful at all, but some patients do report a slight tingling sensation.
Is Interferential Stimulation like TENS Therapy?
Though the idea is the treatments are similar, interferential muscle stimulation is a deeper form of electric therapy as the frequency is much higher than those released by a TENS unit allowing the energy to reach deeply into the muscles for a better sense of relief.
For patients who are recovering from injuries, experience chronic pain, or discomfort from musculoskeletal conditions, interferential muscle stimulation may be right for you. For more information on interferential muscle stimulation or to schedule a consultation, contact our office at (916) 635-7798.