Electrical muscle and nerve stimulation is an innovative treatment method based on the use of electrical impulses to stimulate muscle fibers and nerve endings. The basic principles of this method are based on an understanding of the biological processes in the body and the effects of electrical stimulation on them.

Principles of work:

  1. Muscle stimulation. Electrical impulses delivered through electrodes cause muscle contraction similar to that of natural movement. This improves muscle tone, strength and endurance.
  2. Nerve Stimulation. Electrical stimulation can act on nerve endings, improving nerve conduction and reducing pain and discomfort associated with neurological conditions.
  3. Improved circulation. Electrical impulses help dilate blood vessels, increasing blood flow and providing better nutrition to tissues and organs.
  4. Stimulation of recovery. EMS therapy activates tissue regeneration and repair processes, which promotes rapid recovery from injuries and surgeries.

Treatment goals

  • Pain relief.
  • Improvement of muscle and nerve functionality.
  • Accelerating the rehabilitation process.
  • Prevention of muscle atrophy.
  • Improving quality of life.

There are different types of electrical stimulation

  1. Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES): used to restore motor function after injury or disease.
  2. Nerve stimulation (CENS): used to treat pain.
  3. EMS therapy is used to strengthen muscles and improve performance.

Electrical stimulation of muscles and nerves is an effective and safe treatment method that has been successfully used at the Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic. We utilize the latest in electrical stimulation technology to achieve optimal treatment results for our patients. Our experienced podiatrist, Dr. Alex Yanovskiy, DPM, will tailor an individualized electrostimulation treatment program to help you achieve the results you desire.

Conditions Treated

Electrical stimulation of muscles and nerves is a powerful tool in the podiatric treatment arsenal, providing patients with a comprehensive approach to their foot and leg problems. We use electrical stimulation to treat a wide range of diseases and conditions in podiatry.

  1. Recovery from injuries and surgeries:
  • fractures;
  • sprains;
  • muscle tears;
  • tendon injuries;
  • postoperative rehabilitation.
  1. Treatment of chronic pain
  • heel spurs;
  • plantar fasciitis;
  • neuropathy;
  • arthritis;
  • bursitis.
  1. Muscle Strengthening:
  • fоб muscle weakness;
  • flat feet;
  • hallux valgus (deformity of the big toe);
  • hammer toes.
  1. Improved circulation:
  • diabetic foot;
  • peripheral arterial disease.
  1. Performance enhancement:
  • improving strength and endurance of the muscles of the foot;
  • improving coordination and balance;
  • injury prevention.

Electrostimulation can be used as an independent treatment method or in combination with other physiotherapeutic methods.

Treatment Process

Before treatment begins, the practitioner performs a detailed examination of the patient and sets individual parameters for the session. The patient is usually comfortably seated on a couch or special chair for the treatment. Special gel electrodes are then attached to the skin of the foot to ensure good skin contact and transmission of electrical impulses.

Treatment process

  1. The doctor customizes the electrostimulation parameters according to the patient's individual needs and treatment recommendations.
  2. Once the equipment is set up, the electrostimulation process begins. Special electrical impulses are sent through electrodes on the skin of the foot, activating muscles and nerve endings.
  3. The doctor monitors the patient's reaction to the procedure, adjusting the intensity and frequency of the electrical impulses during the session.

During the session, the patient may feel a slight tingling or rhythmic pulsation in the foot area, which is a normal response to electrical stimulation. Feel muscle contractions in the area, which is due to the activation of the muscles by the electrical impulses. Most patients describe the process of electrical stimulation as painless and comfortable.

The duration of the session is 15–30 minutes. The number of treatments required depends on the condition and treatment goals.

Expected Outcomes

The expected outcomes of EMS therapy treatment depend on the patient's disease or condition.

In general, you can expect:

  • pain reduction;
  • muscle strengthening;
  • reduction in swelling;
  • improved joint mobility;
  • reduction in muscle spasm.

For optimal results, it is important to undergo a full course of treatment.

Why Choose Our Clinic?

Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic is the premier podiatry clinic in Illinois, offering:

  1. Experienced professionals: Dr. Alex Yanovskiy is an experienced podiatrist who has extensive experience with electrical stimulation.
  2. State-of-the-art equipment: we use the latest electrostimulators that provide safe and effective treatment.
  3. Individual approach: we will tailor an individual therapy program to meet your needs.
  4. Affordable prices: we offer affordable prices for electrical stimulation treatment.

If you want to:

  • relieve pain;
  • improve circulation;
  • speed recovery from injury or surgery;
  • strengthen your muscles;
  • improve your abilities.

Make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Yanovskiy! You can schedule an appointment by calling (847) 298-3338 Des Plaines.

Electrical stimulation of muscles and nerves is an effective and safe treatment method that can help you improve your health and quality of life. Trust your health to the professionals!

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1400 East Golf Rd, Unit 201, Des Plaines, IL 60016

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