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Electrical Stimulation

General Information

Electrical stimulation, or electrotherapy, is a painless, noninvasive procedure that can relieve Orthopedic-related pain. The two types of electrical stimulation are transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). These treatments send low-voltage signals to your skin that either block pain receptors (TENS) or stimulate muscle tissue to relieve pain (NMES).

At Goshen Orthopedics, we offer both types of electrical stimulation in Goshen, IN, to conveniently provide our communities with complete Orthopedic care – from treatment to pain relief. Call (574) 534-2548 for an appointment to learn if electrical stimulation is right for you.

When is electrical stimulation used?

When you have acute or chronic pain that you can’t treat at home, you may benefit from electrical stimulation at Goshen Orthopedics. Electrical stimulation can also reduce pain after surgery and help you recover quicker.

Your doctor may recommend electrotherapy to relieve:

Electrical stimulation works best when your doctor knows the exact cause of your pain. While anyone can purchase an electrical stimulation unit, you should only use one under the supervision of your provider.

Getting electrical stimulation at Goshen Orthopedics

An electric pulse generator delivers the electrical stimulation. The unit contains wires connected to pads that you place over the painful areas. Once turned on, you should feel tingling, but not pain, from the device. Your physical therapist will teach you how to use the unit for the most benefit.

One session of electrical stimulation can last up to 15 minutes. You may need to adjust how often you use the unit and the strength of the electrical current before you experience pain relief. If you still have pain after electrical stimulation, talk to your provider about other types of Orthopedic pain management at Goshen Orthopedics.

We can help

Our Orthopedic and sports medicine team is dedicated to helping you live pain free. Call (574) 534-2548 for an appointment.

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