IontoPatch™ is a pain-free and non-invasive drug delivery device. Most commonly used to treat near surface musculoskeletal conditions – such as lateral epicondylitis, plantar fasciitis – there are many ways IontoPatch™ can be used for active drug delivery as an alternative to an injection, oral administration or intravenous infusion.
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. Not surprisingly, playing tennis or other racquet sports can cause this condition. However, many other sports and day to day activities can also put you at risk.
Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from overuse — repeating the same motions again and again. This leads to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of pain on the bottom of the heel. Approximately 2 million patients are treated for this condition every year.
Plantar fasciitis occurs when the strong band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot becomes irritated and inflamed. Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning. Plantar fasciitis is more common in runners. In addition, people who are overweight and those who wear shoes with inadequate support have an increased risk of plantar fasciitis.
Patellar tendinitis is an injury to the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone. The patellar tendon works with the muscles at the front of your thigh to extend your knee so that you can kick, run and jump.
Patellar tendinitis, also known as jumper's knee, is most common in athletes whose sports involve frequent jumping — such as basketball and volleyball. However, even people who don't participate in jumping sports can get patellar tendinitis. This pain, which sometimes presents after periods of intense use, can eventually interfere with one’s exercise routine as well as activities of daily life like climbing stairs.
Achilles tendinitis is a common condition that occurs when the large tendon that runs down the back of your lower leg becomes irritated and inflamed.
The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects your calf muscles to your heel bone and is used when you walk, run, climb stairs, jump, and stand on your tip toes. Although the Achilles tendon can withstand great stresses from running and jumping, it is also prone to tendinitis, a condition associated with overuse and degeneration.
One of the most common physical complaints is shoulder pain. Your shoulder is made up of several joints combined with tendons and muscles that allow a great range of motion in your arm. Because so many different structures make up the shoulder, it is vulnerable to many different problems. The rotator cuff is a frequent source of pain in the shoulder. Pain can be the result of tendinitis, bursitis, or impingement.
Rotator cuff injury is common in both young athletes and middle-aged people. Those who use their arms overhead for swimming, baseball, and tennis are particularly vulnerable as well as people who do repetitive lifting or overhead activities.
The pursuit of health and wellness takes many forms. As a wider variety of molecules become available, different methods of delivery may also prove beneficial. IontoPatch™ has the ability to provide non-invasive delivery, especially when you can eliminate the pain, potential risk and time associated with injection and intravenous delivery.