Tens Electronic Pulse Massager is a user friendly product, which delivers electric impulses to tired and sore muscles. These impulses are generated by the device and delivered through the electrode pads on the skin to the target muscles. The impulses mimic the action potential coming from the central nervous system to trigger contraction of the muscle. The portable and compact Tens Electronic Pulse Massager is good for pain relief, which is FDA 510 (k) cleared. Using Tens Electronic Pulse Massager properly will provide you with a healthy and comfortable life.
- Delivers electric pulses to tired and sore muscles
- Graphic information about mode, intensity and time remaining shows on a large LCD display
- Management of Muscular Injuries
- 3 Automatic Therapy Pulse Modes & 10 level strength which you’ll get different feelings like professional massage
- Low frequency stimulation to relieve pain quickly on your body parts, including neck, joints(knees, elbows and ankles), arms, shoulders, back, legs, hips
- and feet
- LCD Panel Frequency and Time Remaining of Therapy
- Low Frequency stimulation to relieve pain quickly
- 2 output channels can be used separately.
- Adjustable speed and intensity
- 4 Pre-jelled long life pads
- 3 usage time for you to choose and One touch operation
- Portable, compact and easy for OTC use (over the counter use) and for home use
- TGA (ARTG:286303), FDA and OTC approved
- Liquid crystal display
- Power: DC 3V (4 AAA batteries)
- Main unit: 20.3×6.35×1.3 cm
- Net weight of main unit: 120 g
- Timer Range (minutes) 5 min, 10min, 15 min Accessories: Four pads, two wires.
TENS Unit FAQ:
1. Can it be used when wearing metal devices like watch, jewelry, etc?
Yes, but note: Do not make the pads touch the metal products when using or it will generate a large current to damage the device even body.
2. Can it be used for face, stomach or other areas not said in the manual?
It can not be used for stomach, face and the area around the heart are banned for use.
3. When I got shoulder pain, where should I put the pads?
It is better to put the pads around the shoulder than adhesive them over the shoulder.
4. How should we put the pads, 2 or 4?
Both are acceptable, base on the intensity the user needs.
5. When we use the tens, we can put 2 pads on one leg (foot) or 2 legs (feet), which way is right?
You can put the pads at your option, the different amounts and position just make different intensity.
What is a TENS Unit?
TENS stands for (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation). which are predominately used for nerve related pain conditions (acute and chronic conditions). TENS machines works by sending stimulating pulses across the surface of the skin and along the nerve strands.
The stimulating pulses help prevent pain signals from reaching the brain. Tens devices also help stimulate your body to produce higher levels of its own natural painkillers, called “Endorphins”.
Definition: “TENS” is the acronym for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. A “TENS unit” is a pocket size, portable, battery-operated device that sends electrical impulses to certain parts of the body to block pain signals. The electrical currents produced are mild, but they can prevent pain messages from being transmitted to the brain and may raise the level of endorphins (natural pain killers produced by the brain).
TENS units should only be used under the direction of a doctor, physical therapist, or occupational therapist. Electrodes are attached to the surface of the skin over or near the area where you are experiencing pain. It is important that you learn how to properly place the electrodes; operate the unit; change the batteries; vary the controls and settings (frequency and voltage); set the proper duration and intensity of the stimulation (depending on the location and type of pain).
TENS units are prescribed for both acute pain and chronic pain conditions. For some chronic pain patients, a TENS unit provides pain relief that can last for several hours. For others, a TENS unit may help reduce the amount of pain medications needed. Some patients hook the unit onto a belt, making it more portable, so they can turn it on and off as needed. A prescription usually is necessary for insurance reimbursement of a TENS unit.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a method of pain relief that can help some people with long-term painful conditions.
A TENS machine is a small, battery-operated device that has leads connected to electrodes.
You attach the electrodes to your skin using self-adhesive pads. When the machine is switched on, small electrical impulses are delivered to the affected area of your body, which you feel as a tingling sensation.
The electrical impulses can block or reduce the pain signals going to the spinal cord and brain, which can help reduce or relieve pain or muscle spasm.
The electric currents can also stimulate the production of endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.
TENS may be able to help reduce pain and muscle spasms caused by a wide range of conditions including:
- Back Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Period Pain
- Knee Pain
- Neck Pain
It’s also sometimes used as a method of pain relief during labour.
For most people, TENS is a safe treatment with few or no associated side effects. However, its effectiveness in treating pain is based on individual experience rather than scientific evidence.
Does TENS work?
There isn’t enough good quality scientific evidence to say for sure whether TENS is a reliable method of pain relief. More research is needed and a number of clinical trials for TENS are currently under way.
Clinical experience has shown that TENS works well for some people, but it depends on the individual and the condition. It’s often recommended for people who are unable to tolerate pain-relief medication.
The amount of pain that can be eased by TENS and the length of time that pain relief lasts for can vary from person to person.
Some people have reported long-lasting pain relief after using TENS. However, this is rare and pain relief is usually only experienced while actually using the TENS machine.
When the TENS machine is on it usually helps relieve pain after about 40 minutes. However, some people notice an improvement sooner than this. The tingling sensation can also act as a pleasant distraction from your pain.
To get the most benefit from your TENS machine, it’s important that the settings are adjusted correctly for you and your individual condition (see the advice below).
If you’re thinking about trying TENS, it should be used alongside other treatments and lifestyle changes, such as pain-relieving medication, regular exercise and relaxation techniques. TENS is less likely to be effective if it’s used on its own.
You can use a TENS machine without seeing a physiotherapist first. However, a physiotherapist will be able to assess your condition and make recommendations about how to use the TENS machine. This means the results are likely to be more positive. The assessment will be different for each individual and the recommendations for how to use TENS may be similar but not the same.
The physiotherapist will recommend a starting prescription for using the TENS machine. It’s important that you’re honest about how the electric current feels on your skin. If it feels uncomfortable, the physiotherapist can adjust it for you. Once you have a prescription that you feel comfortable with, you should stay with it.
If you find TENS effective, you can buy a TENS machine from a pharmacy. They range in price from about £10-£200, depending on the quality and functions offered. More expensive machines aren’t necessarily any better than lower-priced ones, so it’s a good idea to do some research before you buy.
How to use TENS?
The information below is a general guide on how to use a TENS machine. You should always follow the manufacturer’s specific instructions.
As a TENS machine is small and lightweight, you can use it while you’re working or on the move. It’s likely that you’ll get more benefit from it by using it in this way. You can put it in your pocket, clip it to your belt or hold it in your hand.
Position the self-adhesive pads either side of the painful area, at least 2.5cm (1 inch) apart. Make sure the machine is switched off while you attach the electrodes to your skin.
NEVER place the electrodes over:
- The front or side of your neck (this is where the carotid arteries are, which are the main blood vessels that supply your head and neck)
- Your temples
- Your mouth or eyes
- Your heart (on the left-hand side of your chest)
- Irritated, delicate or broken skin
- Varicose veins
- Numb areas
When you turn the TENS machine on you’ll feel a slight tingling sensation pass through your skin. The machine has a dial that allows you to control the strength of the electrical impulses.
Start on a low setting and gradually increase it until the sensation feels strong but comfortable. If the tingling sensation starts to feel painful or uncomfortable, reduce it slightly.
You may find that the sensation starts to reduce as your body gets used to the effect. In this case, turn the current up slightly so that the tingling sensation feels strong again. It should always feel strong but comfortable.
Switch the TENS machine off after you’ve finished using it and remove the electrodes from your skin. You can use TENS throughout the day for as long as you like.