What is electrotherapy?
Electrotherapy is a form of medical treatment, which uses small electrical impulses to repair tissue, stimulate muscles and increase sensations and muscle strength. Dr. Philip Golinsky often recommends this method to his patients, and many find this treatment to work for them and their pain.
What does electrotherapy involve?
There are several different forms of electrotherapy; these include interferential therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and muscle stimulation. Interferential therapy and TENS reduce pain by manipulating the nerves which reduces the sensation of pain and produces a tingling feeling. Muscle stimulation helps fatigue tight muscles and can help rebuild muscle strength and performance due to disuse muscular atrophy. Our chiropractic team at RxWellness will show you how to use your TENS unit to best heal and find pain relief.
Effects and benefits of electrotherapy
The benefits of electrotherapy are wide-ranging and include a more advanced healing process, a more effective circulatory system and increased muscle tone. The effects of electrotherapy include:
- Reduction in pain
- Increased strength
- Increased range of movement
- Increased speed and strength of muscle contractions
- Increased rate of absorption
Which conditions or injuries will benefit from electrotherapy?
Generally injuries that have caused swelling will respond well to electrotherapy; these include:
- Sprained ankles
- Overuse injuries such as tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Injuries as a result of auto accidents
- Extreme muscle tension
If you’ve been searching for a “chiropractor near me”, make your appointment with RxWellness Spine & Health today to see if electrotherapy treatment is right for you. Call today at 703-904-9666. We are located at 950 Herndon Parkway, Suite 130, Herndon, VA.