The Tecartherapy, also known as Tecar (Resistive Capacitive Energy Transfer or Resistive Capacitive Therapy), is probably the best known of physiotherapy electromedical treatments. Through the application of electromagnetic waves, this treatment aims to reduce inflammation so that it can act first on pain by increasing the microcirculation of blood vessels, their vasodilation, and also promoting an increase in internal temperature.
TENS (an English acronym that stands for TransCutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is a complementary electrotherapy used for pain management. In order to achieve effective results, it is always best to combine tens treatments with other therapies (tending to pathways or physiotherapy treatments).
The physical therapy pathways tend to be dynamic in which physiotherapy techniques can coexist depending on the nature of the trauma to be treated and the patient’s response, and this is the reason why, if deemed necessary, the physiotherapist may, in the same session, use two different techniques: the tecartherapy and tens.