The literal meaning of the term ionophoresis is “ion transport.” In fact, iontophoresis is nothing more than a complementary electrotherapy that allows the patient to take a drug transcutaneously thanks to a direct current that is produced by the appropriate electromedical device.
The preferred application of iontophoresis is for inflamed and/or painful joints, but it is also often used to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the face, armpits, feet, and hands), muscle and bone trauma, degenerative joint disease, and musculoskeletal forms of pain .
The main advantage of iontophoresis is that it is targeted and therefore more effective . The drug used during iontophoresis treatment is prescribed by the doctor who also prescribes the therapy (ontophoresis treatment can only be carried out with a doctor’s prescription).
It is not possible to undergo treatment if: you have a pacemaker, are pregnant, have cardiac arrhythmias, or if your body has acute skin lesions in the area to be possibly treated .