Electrotherapy In Denver CO
Electrotherapy is the medical application of electrical currents to reduce pain and speed healing. Electrical stimulation may directly block transmission of pain signals along nerves, and has been shown to promote the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers produced by the body.
Most of our patients find Electrotherapy very beneficial for pain relief and to reduce the swelling of soft tissues. Ligament sprains, muscle sprains, and spasms often respond to this treatment, helping to reduce atrophy and increase blood circulation.
Additional benefits of electrotherapy include:
- Decreases local swelling
- Promotes muscle tone
- Restores movement
- Accelerates the healing process
We typically advise our patients to utilize Electrotherapy in the early treatment stages, especially right after an injury. Ice and heat therapy may be combined with electrotherapy to boost its pain-killing powers.
Electrotherapy normally involves placing small adhesive pads on the skin at various points on the body. The adhesive pads may cause a minor skin irritation after being removed, and in some instances, patients may feel a mild stinging after therapy.