Electric Muscle Stimulation
Electric muscle stimulation uses a machine to deliver a mild electric signal to an injured area. A slight “buzzing” sensation is felt by the patient, which is often described as very relaxing, and even comparable to a gentle massage. The benefits of electrical muscle stimulation include a reduction in spasms in the muscle, and reduction of inflammation in the injured area. It also promotes the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain relievers.