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Electrotherapy agents refer to substances or devices that utilize electrical energy for therapeutic purposes. These agents are often employed in physical therapy and rehabilitation settings to manage pain, promote tissue healing, and improve various physiological processes. Here are some common electrotherapy agents

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

  • Agent Type: Device.
  • Description: TENS units are portable, battery-operated devices that deliver electrical impulses through electrodes placed on the skin. They are used for pain management.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) or Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)

  • Agent Type: Device.
  • Description: EMS/NMES devices generate electrical impulses to stimulate muscle contractions. They are used for muscle strengthening, rehabilitation, and preventing muscle atrophy.

Interferential Current (IFC)

  • Agent Type: Device.
  • Description: IFC devices use two high-frequency electrical currents that intersect at the target area, creating an interference pattern. This modulates pain signals and is used for pain relief..

Ultrasound Therapy

  • Agent Type: Device.
  • Description: Ultrasound devices emit high-frequency sound waves that penetrate tissues, providing deep tissue heating. Ultrasound is used for tissue healing and pain management.

Laser Therapy (Low-Level Laser Therapy - LLLT)

  • Agent Type: Device.
  • Description: Low-level lasers or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are applied to the skin, promoting cellular activity and facilitating tissue repair. Laser therapy is used for pain management and tissue healing.

These electrotherapy agents are administered by healthcare professionals, often as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. The choice of agent depends on the specific goals of treatment, the patient’s condition, and the recommendations of the healthcare provider.

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