Q: What is Electro-Muscle Stimulation?
A: It is a special form of electrical current that is administered at the site of soft tissue injury, especially muscles, for the blocking of pain.
Q: How does Electro-Muscle Stimulation work?
A: Small amounts of electrical current are induced into the tissues for the purpose of reducing swelling. This widely used technique safely strengthens muscles and helps reduce painful symptoms
Q: What does Electro-Muscle Stimulation feel like?
A: Patients generally feel a slight tingling sensation at first. Since your body may become accustomed to the initial setting, the intensity may be raised during the course of your 10-20 minute treatment, for maximum healing effect.
Q: Why is Electro-Muscle Stimulation used?
A: Electro-Muscle Stimulation has been used as an effective form of pain relief. It is recommended in cases in which pain is accompanied by swelling and inflammation.
- Reduces pain sensation
- Helps decrease swelling
- Promotes general muscle tone
- Speeds the healing process