Iontophoresis is a noninvasive technique used in the treatment of various musculoskeletal conditions. This type of therapy modality is often used by physical therapists and is a way of achieving rapid resolution of tendonitis or inflammation.
At BayCare Medical Group Primary Care and Sports Medicine, this technique is performed using an ionic patch which is injected with Dexamethasone (Decadron). The patient leaves the office with the patch in place and removes it the following morning. It is a painless procedure and generally requires three to five treatments total, depending on the particular injury being treated. Common conditions that are treated in this way include:
- DeQuervain's tenosynovitis
- Extensor (hand or foot) tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow)
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Achilles tendonitis
- Biceps tendonitis
- Hamstring tendonitis
- Patellar tendonitis
- Iliotibial band inflammation
The patient receives the benefit of treatment at a BayCare Medical Group office without having to be referred to physical therapy. If you would like to learn more about what ionotophoresis can do for you, please contact our office for a personal consultation. To schedule an appointment, please call (813) 254-8055.