Electrotherapy involves the use of electrical stimulation for therapeutic purposes in the treatment of foot and lower extremity conditions. This technique is employed by podiatrists to manage pain, promote tissue healing, and address various musculoskeletal issues.

Types of Electrotherapy at Foot Wellbeing:

Ultrasound Therapy:
Ultrasound uses sound waves to generate heat deep within tissues, promoting circulation and accelerating the healing process. The sound waves of high frequency can deeply penetrate tissues, leading the cells in those tissues to vibrate and generate heat. This induced heat offers diverse therapeutic advantages for injured tissues, such as enhanced circulation to promote healing and alleviate pain.  

Laser Therapy:
Laser Therapy is the application of low-intensity laser light to alleviate pain resulting from soft tissue damage. This therapy aids in tissue repair and reinstates normal cell function. Low-level therapy utilises infrared light, penetrating the skin to stimulate cells within muscles, tendons, or ligaments, fostering the healing process.

Interferential Current (IFC):
IFC involves the use of two medium-frequency electrical currents that intersect at the affected area. This creates an interference or modulation that can help reduce pain and inflammation.

Key benefits of Electrotherapy in podiatry:

  • Pain relief

  • Enhances healing and tissue repair

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Muscle strengthening and rehabilitation

  • Improves range of motion

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Making a booking with one of our professional podiatrists, who deal solely with the feet and lower limbs, is a great first step to long term foot health.