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How does Neuromuscular stim work for foot pain

Posted by Joseph on 1/28/03 at 18:13 (107190)

How does Neuromuscular stim work for foot pain.

Re: How does Neuromuscular stim work for foot pain

Ed Davis, DPM on 1/29/03 at 18:19 (107277)

Joseph:

Neuromuscular stim is a form of electrotherapy which is used for a number of orthopedic conditions. A number of different currents and waveforms exist with varying therapeutic effects. High frequency stim acts like a TENs unit to interrupt pain signals. The concept is that pain itself can be self perpetuating and that breaking the pain cycle can afford relief.
Low frequency stim is often used to obtain rhythmic contractions of muscle tissue around an injured body part, increasing circulation and decreasing edema. Interferential stimulation refers to using two waveforms that cross each other forming an 'interference' pattern. That can create an effect akin to deep tissue massage.
Ed

Re: How does Neuromuscular stim work for foot pain

Ed Davis, DPM on 1/29/03 at 18:19 (107277)

Joseph:

Neuromuscular stim is a form of electrotherapy which is used for a number of orthopedic conditions. A number of different currents and waveforms exist with varying therapeutic effects. High frequency stim acts like a TENs unit to interrupt pain signals. The concept is that pain itself can be self perpetuating and that breaking the pain cycle can afford relief.
Low frequency stim is often used to obtain rhythmic contractions of muscle tissue around an injured body part, increasing circulation and decreasing edema. Interferential stimulation refers to using two waveforms that cross each other forming an 'interference' pattern. That can create an effect akin to deep tissue massage.
Ed