IFC has been used in physical therapy treatment for many years and has been proven to be very safe and effective. However, the modality should be avoided on individuals with pacemakers and near low back or abdomen of pregnant women. It should also be avoided on a body part where there is any possible risk of metastasis. At your initial visit, our practitioner will consult with you on your treatment plan.
The patient should not feel any discomfort from the application of the interferential current. The electrodes will be applied with damp pads which will be placed between the electrode and the patient’s skin. If discomfort is felt, it is usually because an electrode sponge is not damp enough or because the sponge is not entirely covering the electrode and therefore is allowing some direct contact with your skin.
Patients usually do not experience any discomfort, depending on the area, in some places it may even feel like little tickles.