Pain is the main issue of concern for […]
TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and it's a technique that sends a low-voltage electrical current into your body to positively alter your nerves' pain signaling responses. Your physical therapist uses a small hand-held machine that is connected to a few electrodes that they'll attach to your body. The current is then activated and gently stimulates your nerve fibers to temporarily ease your pain.
Trigger point pain is a condition that can affect anyone. Pressure on sensitive areas in your muscles, called trigger points, causes pain. This is most common after muscles are contracted and used in repetitive movements. Pain can be caused by doing things you love, at work, or even by stress.
Physical therapy not only helps reduce pain and promotes healing, but includes treatments that focus on prevention of further injury. A trained physical therapist is skilled in conservative treatments and rehabilitation of orthopaedic, neurologic, and cardiovascular conditions.