A muscle stimulator uses electrical impulses to make your muscles contract, ultimately improving your strength and blood flow. It can also promote muscle healing after an injury. The right dose of an Ems machine or muscle stimulator can significantly reduce your chances of suffering a tissue or muscle injury.
Here’s more about how you can benefit from using a muscle stimulator;
- Help Muscles Recover after Illness or Surgery
In recovery from surgery or illness with a lengthy recovery period, a patient may have trouble moving. This is because long periods of inactivity lead to stiff and weak muscles.
By applying electrical impulses to the muscles with a stimulator, the muscles will involuntarily contract. Therefore, EMS can be beneficial for such patients to perform “muscle re-education.”
- Aiding Athletic Muscles
Intense physical activity can result in muscle stiffness and the release of lactic acid. EMS can help relieve these symptoms by relaxing the muscles.
When low electrical frequencies are applied to the muscles, blood flow and endorphins are stimulated, resulting in muscle recovery.
- Strengthening Atrophied Muscles
As a result of inactivity, your muscles will decrease and eventually atrophy. This can be caused by various medical conditions, including soft tissue injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, strokes, or other ailments that inhibit movement.
In such patients, EMS can be used to keep the inactive muscles active to slow down muscle atrophy.