Electrical muscle stimulation can help you manage pain and speed up your recovery from injury. Are you looking for ways to boost your athletic performance? Electrical muscle stimulation can help with relaxation, recovery, and even burning excess fat. That said, you should not expect to build muscle while not continually being active.
What is Electrical Muscle Stimulation?
EMS is a process that uses electrical impulses to trigger muscle contraction. It involves using an EMS device to deliver this stimulation. The device creates quick and frequent muscle contractions with long pauses. It can hold muscle contractions for several seconds or minutes.
Should You Try Electrical Muscle Stimulation?
Electrical stimulation treatments are popping up in chiropractic offices and physical therapy practices. EMS stimulates the nerves in your body. It induces muscle contractions to imitate how your muscles contract while exercising. Unlike transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, EMS is a performance-enhancing therapy for athletes.
Impact of Electrical Stimulation on Muscle Recovery
EMS can impact how fast your muscles recover after a challenging workout. In some cases, it may help repair injuries. Many athletes today integrate this form of therapy into their training routine.
Increased Muscle Strength
The body triggers muscles by sending electrical impulses from the brain through the central nervous system. EMS allows users to engage in intense, complete, and deep muscular contractions. They do so without stressing the central nervous system, tendons, and joints. One of the most fantastic things about EMS is that the body does not know the difference between an electrically stimulated contraction and a voluntary one. It only recognizes a stimulus and acts accordingly. Studies show that EMS can offer a promising alternative to strength training. It can help boost athletes’ motor abilities and strength parameters.
An EMS session can help improve your range of motion, reduce muscle soreness, and speed up recovery from nerve injury. EMS can also relieve spontaneous muscle cramps and retrain muscles following an injury. Furthermore, it can help improve the following:
- Cosmetic muscle tone
- Aerobic capacity
- Tissue healing
- Weight management
Consult your chiropractor to determine whether electrical stimulation can help improve your recovery. Recovery can be an active or passive process. Electrical muscle stimulation is a passive process designed to enhance blood flow to prevent muscle swelling and the buildup of metabolic waste. It can increase the inflow of oxygen and nutrients to speed up recovery. Do you want to learn more about electric muscle stimulation? If so, visit Mount Airy Chiropractic Center at our Mount Airy, Maryland office. Call (301) 829-1717 to schedule an appointment today.