Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is a treatment method that involves electric currents delivered through the muscles to stimulate them for therapeutic effect. EMS is used to reduce pain, swelling, and recovery time. It is an increasingly popular treatment as it works well for soft tissue injuries, muscle spasms, and even for athletes who want quicker recovery from workouts. There are other benefits as well.
Electric muscle stimulation treatment enables circulation to the injured part of the body to facilitate fast healing process. A muscle injury manifests as pain, weakness and reduced range of motion. Electric muscle stimulation hastens recovery and improve range of movement. The treatment enables the affected muscles to develop basic muscle tone and strength needed for advanced physical therapy.
Muscle Atrophy Prevention
Muscle atrophy is the condition wherein the muscle mass diminishes after an injury or due to a medical condition called Multiple Sclerosis. Electrical muscle stimulation can help prevent muscle atrophy by stimulation weakened muscles to contract through the use of low-level electrical currents. The intention is to keep muscles active despite the person being unable to move them alone.
Like massage therapy, electric muscle stimulation promotes relaxation while alleviating sore muscle pains. It can help relieve muscle tension by encouraging good circulation. It also stimulates the body to produce endorphins for a better mood.
Help Prevents Injury
Athletes undergo electrical muscle stimulation following strenuous workouts. The treatment helps reduce swelling and minimizes muscle sore. Moreover, it can prevent the risk of injury as it can keep muscles warm and less stiff.
To learn more about electric muscle stimulation, contact Vida Chiropractic here in Newark today.