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Trans-cutaneous electrical stimulation Trans-cutaneous Electrical Stimulation is used on PM patients to strengthen muscles and relieve chronic pain. Trans-cutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation is a therapeutic modality that produces electrical stimulations to the skin and underlying tissues for pain relief. It is made up of a generator with electrodes that are attached to the skin over specific sensitive areas. The electrical stimulations the machine produces blocks the pain signals from the peripheral nerves to where it is perceived as pain in the brain, it also aids in the release of endorphins. TENS machine simply blocks pain where muscle stimulants target to prevent muscle weakness and muscle atrophy. Using a TENS unit is convenient to PM patients since it is a non-invasive way to treat pain and it can be done in the patients home. Ultrasound Ultrasound therapy is the use of high-frequency sound waves that is above human hearing range to treat musculoskeletal complications particularly inflammation. Ultrasound is applied to the
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