EMS (electric muscle stimulation) and TENS (transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation) machines are different but effective electrostimulation devices used to treat pain and for relaxation and regeneration, as well as muscle stimulation.
An electric muscle stimulator (EMS) is an electronic device used to deliver electrical impulses that mimic the action potential coming from the central nervous system to the body, in order to make the muscles contract. They are most commonly used for Relaxation of muscle spasms, prevention or retardation of disuse atrophy, muscle re-education, maintaining or increasing range of motion.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a method of pain relief involving the use of a mild electrical current. The electrical impulses can reduce the pain signals going to the spinal cord and brain, which may help relieve pain and relax muscles. They may also stimulate the production of endorphins, which are the body's natural painkillers. TENS may be able to help reduce pain and muscle spasms caused by a wide range of conditions including: arthritis, period pain, knee pain, neck pain, back pain and sport injuries.
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