Electrical Stimulation Therapy

Electrical stimulation therapy, also known as e-stim, electro stimulation therapy, or electrotherapy, involves the use of electrical current to stimulate muscles and nerves in order to reduce pain and improve muscle function. Some potential benefits of electrical stimulation physical therapy include:

  • Reducing muscle spasms and pain
  • Improving muscle strength and function
  • Improving circulation and blood flow
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Improving mobility and range of motion
  • Promoting healing and tissue repair


Electrical stimulation therapy is often used to treat a wide range of conditions such as knee pain, lower back pain, retinitis pigmentosa, overactive bladder, and for recovery purposes. It works by sending electrical impulses through the body, causing muscles to contract and relax, which can help with strengthening and healing.

Side Effects

Some potential side effects of electrical stimulation therapy include skin irritation, discomfort, and muscle soreness. However, it is generally considered a safe and effective treatment option for various conditions. It may be used alone or in combination with other treatments, such as exercises or stretches.

Electrical stimulation therapy can be an effective way to promote healing and improve overall physical function. It is always a good idea to speak with a healthcare provider or a physical therapist if you have concerns about your physical health or are experiencing discomfort or pain.