Electro-Muscle Stimulation

EMS is used to relieve pain, reduce spasms and edema, tonify weak muscles and assist the healing process. Known to ease muscle tension, stiffness in joints or back areas, and known for increasing motion restricted from disuse or atrophy, electronic muscle stimulation can also increase local blood circulation. This therapy can help reduce swelling and muscle inflation which can have a negative effect as strained muscles can pull joints out of place.

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 it work?

A: Small amounts of electrical current are induced into the tissue for the purpose of reducing swelling. This widely used technique safely strengthens muscles and helps painful symptoms.

Q: What does it 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 treatment for the maximum healing effect.

Patient Benefits: Reduces pain sensation, helps decrease swelling, promotes general muscle tone and speeds the healing process.