Electrothearpy uses electrical signals to interfere with transmission of neural pain to brain

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Electrotherapy is primarily used in physical therapy for:

  • relaxation of muscle spasms
  • prevention and retardation of disuse atrophy
  • increase in local blood circulation
  • muscle rehabilitation and re-education
  • electrical muscle stimulation
  • maintaining and increasing the range of motion
  • management of chronic and intractable pain, including diabetic neuropathy
  • acute post-traumatic and post-surgical pain
  • post-surgical stimulation of muscles to prevent venous thrombosis
  • wound healing
  • drug delivery