How Does the StimRouter Work?
The StimRouter is a battery-operated device that is placed over the surgical site. The device has two prongs that deliver electrical stimulation to the skin. The electrical stimulation helps to block pain signals from the nervous system.
Although for many patients this can sound scary, it is quite a simple process. The device is placed outside the body and does not require any surgery. The electrical stimulation is delivered through the skin and does not enter the body. The device is placed over the area where the pain is coming from and is turned on. The patient will feel a tingling sensation, but it should not be painful. The electrical stimulation will help to block the pain signals from the nervous system.
The device can be worn for a few hours at a time at Dr. Ripp’s discretion. It is important to note that the device is not a cure for pain, but it can help to reduce the pain that a patient is feeling.
What Are the Benefits of the Stim Router?
Surgery on the foot and ankle can have a lengthy recovery process, as you are unable to walk for an extended period. The StimRouter helps to speed up this process by providing electrical stimulation to the muscles and nerves in the foot and ankle, which helps to reduce swelling, pain, and muscle spasms. Some evidence also suggests that the StimRouter can be used to help prevent blood clots from forming in the leg.
Proven results show that the StimRouter can help patients recover from surgery faster by providing less pain and fewer complications. Additionally, the StimRouter is a non-invasive treatment option that is relatively affordable and easy to use.
Some of the benefits include:
- Reduced pain
- Reduced swelling
- Reduced muscle spasms
- Reduced risk of blood clots
- Improved range of motion
- Improved circulation
- Improved healing time
- No opioid use
- Proven results
- Portable external device
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Premier Podiatry & Orthopedics strives to provide the highest quality of care for our patients. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 916-961-3434 or online today.