Muscle irritation is to human beings the same as a lightning strike to a tree. This cramp or muscle inflammation causes intense pain in the body. When this happens, people seek immediate help from a physical therapist and we put ourselves in their hands with the strong desire to make the pain go away as soon as possible.
Now, if you were the physio who has a patient with this problem, what would you do? How would you solve the problem in the shortest possible time?
Electrical stimulation for muscle irritation
When something like this happens, we look for remedies in physiotherapists. Of course, the most qualified are those that have more advanced techniques to solve this muscle handicap. Think that every patient seeks to put an end to this nuisance and their final choice will depend on the person who can resolve it in the best possible way.
The accumulated tensions are never good, patients and also physical therapists know it. Therefore, it is increasingly more frequent to see that they use electrostimulators as a therapeutic element to end the pain. In this sense, electro-stimulation is not any technique, but a category within the physical therapy.
Electro-stimulation and physical therapy: a faithful relationship
It is clear that physiotherapists use electrical stimulation when it becomes the best option to help their patients to relieve any pain or injury, but it is not something new. Moreover, the desire to get a muscular response is something practiced since the last century. There are no barriers to stop using this type of techniques in the physiotherapy field because with electro-stimulation all are advantages. If not, why would they keep a faithful relationship?
If there is something in the world in which all human beings agree is in the desire to feel good. If we make a great effort, suddenly, we want to recover, relax and reduce any possible irritation. And not only that, but you can also use electrical stimulation during the resting time. We have the perfect companion in front of our eyes.
What is a neuromuscular electrical stimulator?
"Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation or NMES uses a device that sends electrical impulses to nerves. This input causes muscles to contract. The electrical stimulation can increase strength and range of motion, and offset the effects of disuse. It is often used to “re-train” or “re-educate” a muscle to function and to build strength after a surgery or period of disuse.”
Muscles act and recover daily. At i-motion EMS, we are aware that electro-stimulators have been used, in general, for therapeutic purposes, but, throughout the years, its application has been extended to other fields. And not only that, but thanks to the electro-stimulation, many people can live, feel and see with their own eyes enhancing their musculature, which influences their motivation.
So, electrotherapy has returned to many people the hope of recovering from a pain or injury Ultimately, it has mapped patients a path to their recovery. Thanks to the current electro-stimulation equipment it is possible to work the agonist muscles first (perform the contraction) to then focus on antagonists (opposed the action of movement).
It is in this way that physiotherapy has been opening the doors to a new world of electro-stimulation that is just finding its natural spot in this sector. We speak of a faithful and lasting relationship over the time. Physiotherapy as a stage and electro-stimulation as an actor.
Are you already a witness of this relationship?