Electrotherapy is the use of mild electric pulses to alleviate pain. When a patient doesn’t experience sufficient control of pain, doctors may advise him/her electrotherapy combined with physical therapy or medicines. Doctors suggest electrotherapy to reduce pain, strengthen muscles, repair tissues and promote bone growth.

Arange of battery powered devices with wired adhesive electrode pads is used for the therapy. Electrode pads are sticky which adhere to the skin and supply mild current when the device is turned on. Owning to the latest technological advancements, wireless electrotherapy devices have been made available. As they have electrodes and battery power combined into single unit, they can be worninconspicuouslyon arm, back, leg or any other part of the body during daily activities. A hand-held controller is used to adjust the level of stimulation.

Several types of electrotherapy machines are available in the market to give electrotherapy:

  • Electro-Acupuncture (EA)
  • Galvanic Stimulation (GS)
  • Pulsed Short-Wave Diathermy (PSWD)
  • Interferential Current Therapy (IFC)
  • Percutaneous Electrical Stimulation (PENS)
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)
  • TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation) machine

Like other medical devices and equipment, you can easily find electrotherapy supplies online. The cost of these devices depends on their specification and quality – it may range from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars. Several of the devices are also available over the counter. However, insurance may not cover devices sold without a prescription.

It is recommended to try electrotherapy in a medical setting under a therapist’s supervision to maximize the benefits. Before you order an electrotherapy device online, you should know that electrotherapy is not for everyone. Do not make a mistake of purchasing without consulting a therapist as you may not be able to return the device later.

After consulting your therapist, you can order the best quality electrotherapy supplies online from Sinai Medical Supply, an online marketplace selling a wide variety of medical equipment and supplies.


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