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So You're Going To Get A TENS Unit?

By Steven Brown January 11, 2017 0 comments

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What does a TENS unit do?

The unit sends stimulating electrical pulses between the two electrode pads, placed around your treatment area.  The stimulation helps to prevent pain signals from reaching your brain and with regular use, can help heal the area by increasing blood flow.  An added benefit of our units is that you can treat two areas of your body at once!

By personalizing the pulse frequency and intensity you can customize your treatment based on your preference and treatment area.  Just like when using hot or ice therapy, recommended treatment time is 20 minutes, once daily.  If you are using the unit to block long-term pain receptors you can use up to one hour, twice daily.  Since units use an automatic timer with a shutoff feature, you can even use the unit when going to sleep. 

 

   Why use a combination unit?
TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve      Stimulation and EMS stands for Electrical Muscle Stimulation.    Most people have more than one type of pain.  By using a combination unit you can treat all of your pain: muscle, nerve and joint.

 

 

What specific types of pain does it treat?

While this list is not fully comprehensive, these are some of the most typical uses for TENS units:

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Multiple Sclerosis
Bursitis
Postoperative Pain
Back, Neck, Foot or Knee Pain
Sciatica
Sprains
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
TMJ
Migraines
Diabetic Neuropathy
Menstrual Pain
Hypertension

Remember different people will respond differently to treatment.  Some may find relief in the first use, while others need to use regularly for some time.  As with anything, consult your doctor if treating a specific medical condition.


Are there side effects?

While pain pills have a long list of side effects, TENS units do not!  And unlike pain pills that just mask the problem, TENS units work to solve the problem!

If you haven’t used a TENS unit before, you may notice some redness at the site after use due to fresh blood flowing to the area in the contracting and releasing of your muscles. Especially if you are treating a guarded muscle-the body’s attempt to immobilize a painful area by tightening a muscle and impairing circulation.  Don’t worry though, this new blood flow is a good thing for your pain treatment and any redness won’t stick around.

Electrode pads are hypoallergenic too, so even those with sensitive skin can use a TENS unit! 

 

        Isn’t an electrical stimulation dangerous?

Absolutely not.  Modern TENS units have been used since the 1970s and a number of machines have been   used before that, dating back to the 19th century. Our units are FDA approved and completely safe when used for their intended use.  The only recommendation is to not use the unit directly over your heart or pacemaker.

 

Do I need anything else to use a TENS unit?

Some manufacturers require conductive electrode gel or AA batteries…but not us!  Our units run on a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery and are charged ready for your use on arrival.  Units also come with reusable electrode pads.  These pads use an adhesive gel that adheres to your skin but easily peels away after treatment.  No electrode gel is needed, but if you want an extra stimulation sensation you can still use the electrode gel without harming the life of the pads.

Check Out Our TENS Units Now:Available on our store or Amazon

 


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