Increasing cases of musculoskeletal disorders such as epicondylitis, tension neck syndrome, radial tunnel syndrome, digital neuritis and dequervain’s syndrome will lead to rise in demand for muscle stimulation devices. The prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders due to poor work practices, poor nutrition, fitness and hydration, smoking, alcohol consumption and obesity will result in rapidly increasing use of muscle stimulation devices in coming years.
Increase in use of electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) devices during the warm-up sessions and pre-endurance training in gym will augment the industry growth. Rising popularity of fitness and sports among the people will drive the demand for muscle stimulation devices. Moreover, rising affordability of muscle stimulators, increasing healthcare expenditure and demand for non-invasive technology devices will further fueling the market growth.
Stringent regulatory norms regarding the launch and use of muscle stimulation devices will hinder their market uptake during the forecast period. Lack of usage guidelines, safety concerns and regulatory uncertainties should further hamper industry expansion. Also, dearth of trained professional in the developing regions will impede the business in upcoming years.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (TENS) business is estimated to show robust growth owing to its varied applications in treating several bone and muscle problems. Increase in use of TENS in treating conditions such as osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, tendinitis and bursitis will fuel the muscle stimulation device market growth over the projection period.
Pain management business is anticipated to hold major share of the market in comparison of neurological disorders and musculoskeletal disorders owing to the increase in incidence of chronic illness such as arthritis, chronically painful injuries and cancer. Increase in demand for muscle stimulation devices for pain management should prove to one of the major market growth contributing factor.