TENS - IFC
TRANSCUTANEOUS ELECTRICAL NERVE STIMULATION (TENS)
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is the use of electric current produced by a battery-operated device to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes. The unit is usually connected to the skin using two or more electrodes on trigger or acupuncture points. The benefit of TENS for pain relief is controversial as not all research has definitive results.
Physiotherapy uses TENS as part of a treatment session. When TENS is effective, pain relief should be immediate and last for 2-4hr. Therapists add exercises, re-train movement and mobilize joints with TENS for the patient’s symptom and functional improvement.