Electrotherapy & Its Uses in HealthcareElectrotherapy is a type of treatment that uses electrical currents to relieve pain. Electrotherapy is often used in the medical field to treat the symptoms of various conditions and injuries.
Electrotherapy may be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including:
Sciatica (pain in the butt)
Joint Irritation (joint pain)
Electrotherapy can also be used to treat pain from injuries and other conditions, such as arthritis and back pain. There are several different types of electrotherapy treatments available. Some of these include transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), Interferential Therapy (IFT), Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS), Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (PENS), Therapeutic Ultrasound.
The most common form of electrotherapy is Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS). This treatment involves the application of a small electrical current through electrodes placed on the skin. It is used to relieve pain by stimulating nerve fibers associated with those areas of the body experiencing pain. When applied correctly, TENS can be very effective at reducing pain.
The electricity causes muscles to contract, which causes movement in the joints, which causes pain relief. To treat various orthopedic conditions, electrotherapy is often combined with other forms of therapy such as physical therapy or chiropractic care.
The treatment works by making your brain think it's getting a stimulus, which causes the neurons in your nervous system to release endorphins—the body's natural painkillers.
Electrotherapy can be an effective treatment for many types of pain, including those associated with back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia and headaches. The procedure can be done at home or in a doctor's office, but it is most effective when done by a professional who is trained in electrotherapy.
It is important to note that electrotherapy should only be used as part of an overall treatment plan and not as a stand-alone treatment for any condition. If you are considering using electrotherapy on your own, we recommend speaking with your doctor first before doing anything.
Applications of Electrotherapy in HealthCare
Pain – Relief
Labor Pain Management
Anxiety and Insomnia Management
Aesthetic, Face lifting & Toning
One of the biggest advantages of using electrotherapy is that it’s a great non-invasive way to manage pain that is drug free. Electrotherapy also has very few side effects in comparison to analgesic drugs and is read more considered to be non-addictive. TENS units are often given to patients for convenient at-home treatment of chronic conditions. Patients can adjust settings to their desired intensity and address chronic or acute pain.