Electrotherapy is the application of currents of electricity in order to decrease pain and increase the rate of healing. Electrical stimulation may block the transmission of pain signals along nerves. It has been shown to facilitate the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.
Most patients find Electrotherapy to be extremely beneficial for pain relief and to decrease soft tissue swelling. Ligament sprains, muscle sprains, and spasms respond well to this treatment. This helps to reduce atrophy and increase blood circulation.
Patients are typically advised to utilize Electrotherapy in the early treatment stages, preferably right after an injury
Benefits from Treatment:
- Pain relief due to release of endorphins and enkephalins.
- Altered enzymatic activity that leads to tissue healing.
- Blood and lymph circulation at an increased rate.
- Improved active and passive joint range of motion.
- Decreased edema.
- Muscle strengthening
- Muscle spasm decrease
- Facilitate the healing of fractures
Indications for Electrotherapy
- Reduce swelling.
- Acute and chronic pain reduction.
- Decrease muscle hypertonicity and spasm.
- Increase the healing of tissue.
- Muscle re-education