Have you ever hit your knee really hard and then rubbed it to make the pain go away? The pain doesn’t actually go away. What happens is the surrounding nerves are stimulated by the friction and the pain signal from your knee gets confused. The pain remains the same, but the brain doesn’t register it as much. When you go through TECAR Therapy, an electrode head will be placed on the site of your pain, and you will feel a zapping. This zapping creates the same effect and it works for much more intense pain. This nerve stimulation can stop your nerves compounding the effect of the initial pain and can ease the inflammation, therefore reducing pain.
In addition, the heat speeds up your metabolism. This causes your blood to flow faster and to become more oxygenated. The result is that more oxygen, and other healing properties of your body’s natural systems, are rushed to the site. The waste is also removed more quickly. The overall result is that your pain is reduced significantly, and the injury is healed more quickly.
The Tecar has two operating modes: Capacitive and Resistive.
both using insulated electrodes of different sizes and a neutral return board that closes the conducting circuit.
In order for the treatment to be effective, the operator must place said instrument in the proper position.
The RESISTIVE action is carried out effectively on all more "resisting" tissues with a low content of water that are found between the mobile electrode and the return board, thus obtaining a biological effect on: deep muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bones. 8-10cm depth work on the skin.
The CAPACITIVE action focuses on the area under the mobile electrode and it stimulates the soft tissues with a high content of water, such as the dermis, the lymphatic system, muscles and the venous system .3-5cm depth work on the skin.