What is better TENS or IFC?
TENS delivers low-frequency current across the surface of the skin, while IFC delivers a higher frequency current that penetrates deeper into the tissue with less discomfort.
What is an IFC machine?
Interferential Current (IFC) is a physical modality that is typically used to help relieve pain over a specific area of the body. The IFC machine produces an electrical current that stimulates the nervous system to interrupt the pain signals felt by the brain.
Does IFC help with inflammation?
This therapy can provide relief from and chronic pain caused by arthritis, surgery, muscle damage, or an injury, and from symptoms like inflammation and swelling. IFC is often used in combination with chiropractic care and physiotherapy as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for these conditions.
How long does IFC pain relief last?
Both traditional IFC and PREMOD IFC can be done at sensory and motor levels. Sensory settings provide segmental pain relief that is fast-acting and lasts for several hours. Motor stimulation tends to be slower-acting, but may relieve pain for up to 8 hours via segmental and systemic pain modulation.
Can IFC cross the spine?
It has limitations, however, including a limited capacity to treat a small area, such as a hand or wrist or ankle. IFC is more suited for larger treatment sites, such as the spine.
Can we use IFT machine at home?
IFT offers electrotherapy for the management of chronic, post-traumatic, and post-surgical pain. This treatment has gained popularity because of its pain-free, drug-free and non-invasive way of healing. Applying it every day can offer improved results. You can even take IFT treatment at home at an affordable cost.
What can IFC treat?
IFC is a technology used to treat many muscle, soft tissue and nerve diseases or injuries, such as:
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
- Back pain.
- Circulatory disorders.
- Post surgery.
Can you do IFC over the spine?
Does IFC help trigger points?
When it comes to reducing tight muscles stemming from muscle guarding, muscle spasms, myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, fascial restrictions, and trigger points, my clinical nod goes to IFC first (Table 1).
Is IFT therapy safe?
The use of IFT is generally considered safe with virtually no side effects. Precautions are, however, recommended in patients with pacemaker, local infection, tumours and hypersensitivity to the gel electrodes.
Can IFT be done at home?
How much does IFT machine cost?
The price of Interferential Therapy Unit products is between ₹9,500 – ₹10,000 per Piece during Jun ’21 – May ’22.