Electrotherapy (E-Stim)

There are multiple variations of E-stim that can be beneficial in relieving pain an recovering from an injury via small electrical currents:

Inferential Current (IFC)

IFC is a form of electrotherapy that is shown to improve pain levels.  It involves the placing of superficial electrodes around the afflicted area and stimulating the underlying tissue and nerves by small electrical impulses to contract the muscle.  These impulses are not painful in the least, patients frequently report the sensation to be a mild tingling or similar to pins and needles.

Ultrasound

 Ultrasound is used occasionally to increase in local blood flow to the affected area and can be used to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation. Some studies suggest using ultrasound can assit in the breakdown of scar tissue. We commonly use ultrasound to treat tendonitis, joint swelling and muscle spasm.