Pauline OngI had medial meniscus tear with osteoarthritis 4 months ago. The doctor suggested surgery but I wanted to try the non-surgical methods first. I was thus introduced to PhysioActive. I have undergone treatment with ultrasound and shockwave therapy, as well as incorporated exercises to strengthen my core muscles, quadriceps and hamstring and not forgetting functional exercises. I am now almost 100% pain-free. Thank u so much!
Electrotherapy, like TENS and interferential current, reduces pain by blocking pain signals to the brain. It further increases the blood flow thus reducing the swelling and promoting the healing process. During this mode of treatment you will experience a sensation similar to ‘pins and needles’. The patient has at all times control over the intensity and will therefore never experience it as being unpleasant.
Common conditions treated with TENS:
- Acute inflammation after injury
- Acute stage after surgery
- Back and neck pain
- Muscle injury
Another form of Electrotherapy is NMES (Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation). It used for rehabilitation purposes after surgery to help the patient with the contraction of muscles. It can be also used for the prevention of disuse muscle atrophy after injuries.