Electrical Stimulation has a great number of benefits. It can decrease pain and reduce muscle spasms. It can also be used to get muscles to work more efficiently. Two common forms of electrical stimulation are TENS and NMES.
TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) uses low-voltage electric currents and is generally used to reduce pain and reduce muscle spasms. To learn more about TENS, check out our recent blog post on it use.
NMES (Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation) is used to get muscles firing. This often occurs following surgery, like ACL reconstruction.