Various Benefits Of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) has been used for muscle strengthening as well as for maintenance of muscle mass and strength. This technique is used to elicit a muscle contraction using electrical impulses.

Electrodes, controlled by a unit, are placed on the skin over a predetermined area. Electrical current is then sent from the unit to the electrodes and delivered into the muscle causing a contraction. neuromuscular electrical stimulation therapy has been shown to be an effective therapeutic option for individuals suffering from pain and weakness.

You can read this article to know about some of the benefits clients may experience:

  • Decrease pain

  • Muscle re-education and Strengthening

  • Increase range of motion

  • Increase circulation

  • Decrease spasticity

  • Reduce edema

  • Decrease inflammation

  • Improve overall function

Electrical muscle stimulation generally works effectively on soft tissue health problems, where it can penetrate the deepest. Here, it can improve healing by stimulating blood flow, defend against infection, and some studies declare it has a natural analgesic effect. This treatment easily reduces acute and chronic pain and can be very helpful in your rehabilitation.

 In other cases, such as fractures, electrical muscle stimulation is less effective than for soft tissue damage, but it can play a significant role in quick healing. By improving blood flow to the injured place, this treatment will increase the supply of healing oxygen and nutrients to the affected area. Stimulating blood circulation will also help to cut down inflammation.