Living with a burns injury can be painful, and the recovery process lengthy. This was the case for one client, who suffered a second-degree burn on her foot and was told by her doctor that healing would take months.
Understanding Burns Injuries
Burns are injuries to the skin that can be caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, or radiation. We’ve all had them and we know the pain. But here’s what has to happen next!
During the healing process, your body sends white blood cells to the affected area to prevent infection, creating new tissues and blood vessels. A scab or blister forms to protect the area and support the healing process.
The healing time often depends on the severity, location, size, and depth of the burns injury:
- A first-degree burn affects the outer layer of the skin and typically heals within 3-6 days with over-the-counter pain medication.
- Second-degree burns affect the outer and part of the lower layer of skin and can take 1-3 weeks to heal with a mix of dressings, antibiotics, and pain medication.
- Third-degree burns destroy the outer and inner layers of the skin, reaching the subcutaneous tissue and causing the affected area to appear white or charred. These take several weeks to heal and usually require skin grafts or surgery.
- Fourth-degree burns have the potential to be life-threatening and require specialized treatments, as they affect both layers of the skin, the underlying tissue, and often also muscles and bones.
Here, we’re talking about a painful second-degree burns injury, which should only take a few weeks to get better. This wasn’t happening.
Accelerated Recovery With Electro-Equiscope Help
The Electro-Equiscope delivers electrical impulses (pico/microcurrents) to the affected area, stimulating the body’s natural recovery mechanisms and promoting tissue regeneration.
In the case of a burns injury, it helps to:
- enhance blood circulation, which improves the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to, and the removal of toxins from, the damaged tissues
- reduce inflammation and pain
- stimulate collagen production and accelerate the formation of new tissues
When a Second-Degree Burns Injury is Slow to Improve
“Elizabeth” is a 69-year-old female. The second-degree (and possibly third-degree) burn she suffered was on the top of her right foot. Her doctor told her she would not be able to wear a closed shoe for at least three to four months.
The protocol the technician used for her burn included a 1×1 plate on the sole of her foot and a large round lymph disc around the burn area.
This was similar to the standard points protocol but with increased stimulation times on Mode 2.
Elizabeth was probably unaware of the technical details! But after two sessions, she saw the redness had substantially reduced, and after three sessions (14 days later), she was able to put on a sandal without pain, and her skin no longer felt stretched.
She had two more sessions with the same protocol – closer to the center of the burn area. And after five sessions, Elizabeth’s recovery from this burns injury was noticeably faster. She was able to get back on her feet and live life more normally!
Effective and Non-Invasive Therapy for a Burns Injury
A burns injury needs timely and adequate help if the recovery process is to proceed faster. If you feel that traditional remedies are letting you down, why not give Equiscope therapy a try? You can find a practitioner here.