Content is medically reviewed by:
Shruti Bangera, Masters In Neurological Physiotherapy, Senior Physiotherapist & SME, Portea
Electrotherapy is a method of medical treatment which uses electric current to the affected areas. It is mostly used by experienced physiotherapists to treat a variety of conditions ranging from muscle pain to arthritis.
This treatment option is useful for treating chronic pain, muscle wasting, musculoskeletal injuries, and nerve pain by using targeted and controlled electrical stimulation.
Though there are plenty of electrotherapy treatments using various devices, they are non-invasive and have minimal to no side effects. Other than these, electrotherapy offers several key benefits which are listed below:
Electrotherapy is very useful in conditions where medications are not effective. It can vary as per the patient’s condition and needs. The common forms of electrotherapy that physiotherapists use are as follows:
Electrotherapy uses electric currents to stimulate nerves and muscles through the skin. Since it is a non-invasive treatment method, it is not painful. People only feel relaxed during their sessions. In some cases, they can experience vibration or little tingling in the body.
Here are some of the ways electrotherapy treatment works in the body:
The use of electrotherapy in physiotherapy can vary as per the patients’ condition. You may be recommended physiotherapy electrical stimulation if you have:
If you are currently experiencing any of the above-listed issues, then electrotherapy can be a good treatment option for you. A qualified physiotherapist will help you in identifying the best electrotherapy as per your condition and make sure that you have a speedy recovery.
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