What is Electrotherapy?
It is a process where; a small current of electricity is passed through the patient’s skin. This encourages the muscles to heal also it blocks the electrical neural signals to brain that’s tells the muscle to feel the pain.
There are various forms of electrotherapy which can be used to treat acute or chronic pain or to stimulate nerves and muscles for healthier functioning. Few of them are:
• Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
• Therapeutic Ultrasound
• Electro Acupuncture
• Shockwave Therapy
• Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)
Benefits of electro Therapy
This therapy has a wide range of benefits besides just reducing pain and healing injuries.
• Non-invasive and drug-free therapy
• Highly effective
• Reduces nerve pain
• Promotes healing of musculoskeletal injuries
• Prevents muscle atrophy
• Increases circulation for wound repair
• Minimal or no-side effect
Because of all these reasons Electrotherapy is one of the most common methods physiotherapists use in daily practice. Health conditions where electrotherapy can be of great help:
• Muscle atrophy
• Limited motion
• Limited blood circulation
• Nerve pain
• Pain from musculoskeletal injuries
• Morning stiffness
• Post-surgical pain
• Neck pain and stiffness
• Lower back pain
• Tennis Elbow
• Jumpers Knee
• Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
• Planter Fasciitis
• Shoulder Injuries
Electrotherapy mainly can be divided into 2 categories:
• Tissue repair
• Pain relief
As mentioned, applying electrical signals can block or slow down the “Pain Gate” neural transmissions to the brain from affected areas of the body. Electrotherapy has also been found to encourage the release of endorphins, the body’s painkilling hormones, which increases the overall effect.
Electrotherapy treatment methods
- Electrode Pads
- Electroacupuncture Needles
If you are looking for a trusted physiotherapist in Delhi, who can give you a perfect diagnosis and treatment, then you should book an appointment at AlignBody, Delhi’s most sought after physiotherapy clinic.