Iontophoresis

WHAT IS IONTOPHORESIS?

It is a non-invasive technique for pain relief, that transdermal drug delivery through patches stuck to the skin and the use of electrical currents.

Therefore, it is a local treatment that enables to deliver high concentrations of medication in a very precise way and the exact treatment area.

It is a painless technique that requires various sessions to achieve clinical improvement. The number of sessions depends on the drug delivered and the kind of process to be treated.

TREATMENT LENGTH

  • Five sessions are a full cycle, improvement can be noticed from the third session.
  • There would be one week between sessions for the first three, and 15 days between the last two.

BENEFITS

  • It is a non-invasive and hence painless technique. Sometimes a slight skin irritation can appear, but it can be relieved just applying moisturizer.
  • Thanks to its mainly local effect the chances for overdose and systemic adverse effects are very low.
  • It enables the delivery of drugs such as corticosteroids that might otherwise produce adverse side effects.

INDICATIONS

  • Musculoskeletal inflammatory processes such as:
    • Tendinitis
    • Epicondylitis
    • Plantar fasciitis
  • Peripheral neurological processes
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
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