Improving leg circulation - with Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Reducing knee pain from osteoarthritis - with Electrical Muscle Stimulation
In this trial, knee osteoarthritis patients were randomised into either of two groups: a group receiving an exercise program and a group receiving the same exercise program plus electrical stimulation of the quadriceps femoris for 6 weeks. Both groups demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in pain comparing pre- with post- measures. Statistical analysis indicated a statistically significantly greater reduction in pain for the 'exercise plus electrical stimulation' group. This result shows that the addition of EMS to an exercise program improves the reduction in pain state for these patients.
Study: Elboim-Gabyzon, M., Rozen, N., & Laufer, Y. (2013). Does neuromuscular electrical stimulation enhance the effectiveness of an exercise programme in subjects with knee osteoarthritis? A randomized controlled trial. Clinical rehabilitation, 27(3), 246-257.
Reducing pain from diabetic peripheral neuropathy
- with Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Study: Kumar, D., Alvaro, M. S., Julka, I. S., & Marshall, H. J. (1998). Diabetic peripheral neuropathy: effectiveness of electrotherapy and amitriptyline for symptomatic relief. Diabetes Care, 21(8), 1322-1325.
Help reduce swelling in legs & feet - with Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Study: Lepar, G. S., Morrissey, M. C., & Cywinski, J. K. (2003). Effect of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on foot/ankle volume during standing. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 35(4), 630-634.