Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

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Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) is the administration of a low level electrical current to stimulate muscle contraction and recruitment. It is used most commonly after orthopedic or neurological injury. The low level current can also decrease swelling and joint effusion. Indications for use of NMES are atrophy (muscle wasting), swelling, pain, muscle spasm and muscle re-education.