Currently, the health-care industry is one of the most prosperous industries worldwide, both in terms of profits as well as cutting-edge technology. Due to the technological evolution, more and more innovations aimed at helping patients get rid of diseases that once were thought to be impossible to treat, now appear on the health market on a regular basis. Among the list of top-notch innovations is Electrotherapy Muscle Stimulation.
Electrotherapy and Its Benefits
Electrotherapy is a great way to stimulate your muscles and get rid of muscle stiffness, treat different sports injuries, tennis elbow, joint, back and neck pain, do away with stress as well as such diseases as fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, bursitis and tendinitis. Electrotherapy also happens to be a great body sculpting procedure. Studies have shown that, if correctly used, electrotherapy can be extremely beneficial for treating many different health conditions in a short period of time.
The procedure used to treat pain and stiffness through muscle stimulation is known as TENS. TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation and it is a non-invasive as well as non-pharmacologic treatment used in the cases of the previously mentioned health conditions. It involves the use of a medical device which is a muscle stimulator transmitting electrical impulses to the painful areas, therefore activating endorphins to act as painkillers so the body stops responding to the pain. The pulse massager is usually a very compact device which is very easy to handle and only requires you to push the ‘start’ button and adjust for the pulse, intensity and wavelength frequency you need. In order to set the correct parameters, you should normally take into consideration your health condition as well as your doctor’s advice.
There are some contradictions you have to take into account prior to starting a TENS therapy. If you have decreased skin sensations, a cardiac pacemaker, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease – electrotherapy is not the option for you. Also, it shouldn’t be used during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy as the electrical impulses may induce premature labor.
Is Owning A TENS Device Better Than Visiting A Physical Therapy Clinic?
In case that you choose electrotherapy as a remedy to treat your joint and muscle pain, reduce your stress or eradicate some other health conditions, you can decide whether to visit a specialized physical therapy clinic or get it done in the comfort of your own home. Owning a muscle stimulator can incredibly benefit your health and save you so many headaches associated with clinic medical expenses. Physical therapy clinics usually charge a lot when it comes to electrical stimulation. And in order to effectively deal with your health condition, you would need a minimum of 10 low-intensity as well as low-frequency electrotherapy sessions (adjustable based on your own needs, preferences as well as professional medical advice). The sessions usually last between 15 to 25 minutes. Therefore now that you know some basic and essential information concerning the treatment, the next step is to buy your own pulse massager and get your rehabilitating journey going!Last updated on May 11, 2015