Electrical Muscle Stimulation Therapy
Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is a treatment method being used to reduce pain, swelling, and recovery time. This increasingly popular treatment works well for soft tissue injuries, muscle spasms, and even for athletes who want quicker recovery from workouts.
How does electrical muscle stimulation work?
This treatment is performed here in our office, and usually only takes a few minutes. Electrodes are placed on the skin over the affected area, and the machine is turned on. An electrical current is then transmitted into the soft tissue or muscle. This electrical current causes the muscles to experience very small but quick contractions. Many patients enjoy the sensation.
Electrical muscle stimulation creates tiny contractions in the muscles so they become tired and relax, relieving pain and muscle spasms. In addition, it triggers the release of endorphins, which are our body’s natural pain reliever. Using electrical muscle stimulation can also clear metabolic waste so nutrients can be better delivered and soft tissue can heal more quickly.
Electric Muscle Stimulation Therapy is used to treat:
· Stiff joints
· Joint injuries
· Muscle spasms
Advantages of Interferential Current Therapy include:
· Reducing or eliminating pain in a safe manner
· Noticeable decrease in swelling and inflammation
· Restoring lost movement and improving range-of-motion
· Stimulating the natural hormones which can help the body heal faster