Electrotherapy is used for the relaxation of muscle spasms, prevention and retardation of disuse atrophy, increase of local blood circulation, muscle rehabilitation and re-education.
There are many types of electric stimulation available for the various tissues that sustain injury including:
- Interferential current
- Galvanic stimulation
- Microcurrent therapy
- Russian stimulation
- Combination therapy
Electric muscle stimulation is used for maintaining and increasing range of motion, management of chronic and intractable pain, post-traumatic acute pain, post surgical acute pain, immediate post-surgical stimulation of muscles to prevent venous thrombosis, wound healing, and drug delivery.