TENS Therapy: What It's All About
Have you ever heard of TENS therapy? If you have, you probably had no idea what it was for. You may have known it was a pain-relief therapy, or maybe you grabbed your phone and made a quick google search.
TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. It is, in fact, a method for pain therapy. It usually involves a battery-operated device that sends low-tension electrical impulses to the area of pain or trigger point.
The devices typically have some adhesive pads, which are the electrodes, that should be placed on the skin. These electrodes are to be placed at or near the nerve causing the pain. The electrical impulses "attack" the nervous system so that it is no longer able to transmit pain signals. Simultaneously, your body is releasing endorphins, which are nature's gift of pain relievers.
What can I use a TENS device for?
There are many reasons for pain, but not all can be relieved with a TENS unit. Ideally, our EM44 TENS unit works for the lower back, shoulders, elbows, thighs, knees, calves, and ankles. People may use the device for the following:
TENS therapy can also be used for sports injuries or simply for some muscle recovery! While stimulating and relaxing the muscles, it reduces inflammation, making it a great way to end a strenuous workout.
Endless benefits of TENS therapy
Non-invasive pain-relief technique
Quick and easy to use
Control the frequency yourself
Small and portable
Reduced use of pain medication
Typically, people do not experience side-effects when using TENS therapy; however, the electrode pads may cause some irritation on the skin after feeling tingly.
Please note that we, at Beurer, are not medical professionals. After thorough research, this is some useful information we gathered. Nonetheless, this is not to be taken as a substitute for medical advice.