Electrical Muscle Stimulation is an exceptional way to help the body, during the healing process. This is accomplished by sending a very small electrical current into the injury site. This small electrical current is very comfortable to receive and helps reduce swelling and releases very painful trigger points. Electrical Muscle Stimulation also releases natural pain relievers from the patient’s body. These natural pain relievers are known as endorphins. The therapy is very useful on acute injury conditions.
What is Electrical Muscle Stimulation?
EMS is a special form of electrical current, which is administered at the site of a soft tissue injury, especially muscle, for the blocking of pain.
How does EMS work?
Small amounts of electrical current are induced into affected soft tissues to decrease spasticity and reduce swelling. This widely used technique safely strengthens muscles and helps reduce painful symptoms.
What does EMS feel like?
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.
Why is EMS used?
EMS has been used as an effective form of pain relief. It is recommended in cases, where the pain is accompanied by swelling, inflammation and muscle spasticity.