A Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit is a device that sends small electrical currents to targeted body parts.
These currents are used to relieve pain. Some TENS units are designed for use in a hospital or healthcare facility. Others are safe to use at home.
TENS therapy subdues hyperalgesia, which is a high sensitivity to pain. The pain may be located anywhere on the body.
What is the Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Unit used for?
The TENS unit sends an electrical vibration through the skin. These vibration control pain signals in the body and produce temporary or permanent pain relief. They can control abnormally excited nerves and release endorphins.
What are the side effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation?
TENS therapy is considered almost safe for the home use. In rare cases, the electric current may be too strong for the patient, causing skin burns and irritation so adjust it according to guidance provide in user Manuel.
The effect of TENS on floatation is unknown at this time. Some things to note which we like to mention that pregnant women should not use electrical stimulation for pain relief.
Person with heart disease should be very careful while using this device, and suggestion to person who have skin allergies, using pacemakers, infusion pumps, defibrillators or same kind of devices should not be expose to the current generated by the TENS Unit.
SONICTENS is that advanced physiotherapy machine which has two pain-relieving technologies combined in one device. This is the machine fusion of portable ultrasound & TENS physiotherapy machine, jointly called SONICTENS. The alliance of two healing therapies, Ultrasound and TENS, when applied to the painful areas promotes healing of chronic muscle or nerve pains.
- The best part about this physiotherapy TENS machine is that it is a compact and sleek device that comes with 3 intensity levels and timer controls.
- It is lightweight, portable and compact device
- It has body sensing technology which enables its ability to automatically shut-off for safety
- 91% effective in a clinical trial with effortless operation
- It is made with overheating protection function
- FDA and CE approved
- Body pain
- Muscle cramps
- Spasms and strain
- Cervical Spondylitis
- Frozen Shoulder
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Lumbar pain
SONICTENS is a technological approach that makes it an efficient drug-free solution that aims at providing deep healing to end the root cause of acute and chronic pain as well. This is an excellent pain-relieving machine that helps restless joint pains, muscle cramps, and pain from the prolonged condition.
The Ultrasound Therapy Machine is a safe and natural medium to relieve pain. An ultrasound probe is placed in direct contact with your skin after applying a transmission coupling gel. US 111 works to relieve muscle pain healing when treated periodically as required. Considering the pain condition, the device also allows you to adjust the intensity and the mode of treatment with the provided controls on the device.
The device US 111 is scientifically proved to be a supreme pain reliever device. It is well tested and also used by pain management professionals like physical therapists, physicians, and chiropractors.
- A portable and lightweight drug-free solution for pain
- It comes with 8 levels of intensity for maximum relief
- It comes with advanced protection circuit to ensure safe therapy
- It has a smart timer and digital display for effortless operation
- It is CE approved focused ultrasound method of therapy
- Muscle sprains
- Muscle strains
- Muscle tears
- Joint pain
- Back pain
- Arm pain
- Post-Exercise Soreness
- Post-workout Stiffness
- Muscle Spasms
- Muscle Aches
- Post-surgery injuries
US 111 is such an easy to operate the device, that its functionality does not require any professional expert or guidance to operate it. The device is super effective and handy which allows you to get treated at the comfort of your home.
The ultrasound therapy machine (US 111) comes with a Naturecure ultrasound gel, one power adapter, an ultracool pack, an instruction manual and a sleek carrying pouch which makes your travels easier.
Combo3 Plus is a device that works as a single unit for multiple therapies. It is basically a portable EMS, TENS & IFT physiotherapy machine. This portable and compact device also comes with two additional treatment programs for Pelvic and Facial stimulation. It is an effective device that promises permanent and satisfactory relief from pain.
- This one features fully digitalized button controls and large backlight LCD.
- It comes with precise intensity control, quick modalities and program selection.
- It also has 15 adjustable modes and 42 preset programs with a locked facility considering safety.
- It is lightweight and portable, easy to operate and approved by CE.
- Pain on different body parts
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle strains
- Muscle tears
- Tennis elbow
- Sports injuries
- Joint injury pains
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Frozen shoulder
- Overactive bladder
- Facial palsy or Bell’s palsy
This Combo3 Plus is an ideal device for sports person since it is a multi-function stimulator and pulse generator that comes with adjustable modes and 42 preset programs. IFT physiotherapy machine is an advanced form of TENS which produces deeper stimulation in curing acute to chronic pain. It also improves blood circulation which helps the body to self-heal. TENS therapy works on stimulating the body’s natural painkillers, endorphins. EMS stimulates motor neurons which helps strengthen weak or inactive muscles, reactivate the paralyzed muscles and restores muscle tone.
A joint is the point of connection between two bones which controls the motion of the various body parts. Any discomfort in these joints can affect the body movements resulting in a lot of pain. Joint pains are extremely common these days and can affect any part of our body, from shoulders, hands to our feet and ankles. Studies show that around 14% of the Indian population seeks a doctor’s help every year for joint diseases.
The reason for joint pain varies from a minor injury, strain or sprain to major diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, etc.and its intensity can range from mild to severe, impairing a person’s ability to carry out everyday tasks. But since each pain is different, so it their way of treating it. Let’s have a look at the various measures available to ease the pain and inflammation of joints, how to pick and which one is the best.
Over – The – Counter (OTC) Medications
When in pain, the first thing we all do is to run to our neighbourhood chemist to buy OTC medicines. Aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen sodium are the most common orally-consumed painkillers. Also known as NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs), these medicines can provide instant relief from moderate-to-severe joint pain with swelling, but, prolonged intake can pose serious health issues including indigestion, stomach ulcers, intestinal bleeding, kidney damage, stroke etc.
An always-on-the-run lifestyle has made everybody including the youth, prone to topical pains. Sprays are another OTC product which provides instant relief when applied on the skin and are easily available at local drugstores. These NSAIDs, target specific joints or muscles and quickly numb the pain with its highly pressurised force. Its effect can be observed within 10-30 minutes of application and typically lasts for an average of 1-2 hours. But these sprays also carry their own share of side effects like burns, blisters, redness, brain damage etc.
They come in all forms from ointments, gels to creams. These topical pain relievers help in alleviating pain when rubbed on affected areas. They contain counter-irritants which heat the skin and distract the brain from the pain. But then, these tubes are helpful only in reducing dull and aching pain. It has a minimum effect on chronic pain conditions, plus, the side effects include stinging, dry skin, burning, redness etc.
Dietary supplements for joint pain:
Supplements are not the same as pharmaceutical drugs. Pharmaceutical drugs are not always safe while the supplements seem safe but are not clinically proven yet. However, some studies have found that certain supplements like glucosamine, chondroitin etc can help with joint pain and improve its functionality. Glucosamine and chondroitin are the components of cartilage that cushions the joints. Although these components are produced naturally in the body they are also available in the form of supplements.
The most effective home-based therapy that does not involve any kind of heavy medications, Electrotherapy is now the most-preferred treatment for treating all kinds of joint pain. This non-invasive and gentle therapy can help alleviate mild to chronic pain conditions without leaving any kind of side effects. It makes use of a therapeutic ultrasound device that generates sound waves which travels deep into the tissues. It expedites healing by increasing the blood flow and metabolism and improves the joint mobility in no time.
Which one to choose?
With so many pain relief products available in the market, it can be hard to decide which option to hold on. Well, you can decide your measure of treatment on the following basis:
Oral pain killers can only mask the symptoms and cannot treat the root cause of the pain
Creams and sprays are more effective than painkillers but provide only temporary relief and are not effective under chronic conditions.
Safe to try, dietary supplements are not effective for everyone.
All of the above treatment measures pose mild to severe side effects in some ways. Considering which, only electrotherapy has proven to be the best and the safest relief measure for a pain-free living. Electrotherapy devices are able to relieve chronic pain to the point that you will no longer have to be dependent on medicines, or their negative side effects.
Almost all of us are living with at least one chronic pain condition. Chronic pain interrupts with the daily routine so severely that life becomes depressing for those living with it. We came across one such painful case which we are sharing with you that shows how any chronic pain can be conquered naturally.
Case Study – Overview of Chronic Low Back Pain
Low Back Pain is one of the leading chronic pain complaints encountered by physical therapists worldwide. Various causes of back pain have been reported among which, back pain due to prolonged sitting hours is the commonest due to the highest rate of sedentary desk job of people. While inactive lifestyle, any severe back disorders, a side effect of any other health conditions, injury, or trauma, are the other reasons for lower back pain. Following is a case study of Chronic Lower Back Pain (CLBP) that is proof of how one can overcome chronic pain.
A 30-year-old male was diagnosed with CLBP who had no history of any chronic disease or condition or injury. When asked about lifestyle, he said, “10 to 7 desk jobs, traveling for work, irregular gym visits, and late night sleep.” There is no doubt how he developed chronic pain in the lower back. He weighs about 88 pounds and hardly works out. He often takes painkillers to get rid of sharp pain in the lower back to avoid taking leave from work. Troubled with back pain for over a year, he experimented different treatment methods to anyhow put an end to it.
His tests revealed degenerative changes in the lumbar spine, predominantly at L1 and L3. Disc projection was noted at L4-L5 with grade 1 spondylolisthesis.
Meloxicam (anti-inflammatory) and Tramadol (weak opioid analgesic), were prescribed to him.
Due to CLBP, he experienced notable functional limitations daily like bending, lifting, or any other kind of trunk movements. The constant pain affected his work and behavior. He used to lose his control quickly and was often moody and irritated. He was banned from driving a vehicle by his doctor. He feared about disability and becoming permanently bedridden.
How SONICTENS helped?
Tired and on the verge of depression, he came across UltraCare PRO’s electrotherapy devices online. After going through a bunch of positive reviews about its products on Amazon, Flipkart and all and reading about the electrotherapy itself, he decided to go for it.
SONICTENS, a sleek and simple electrotherapy machine that is a combination of two very well-known treatment modalities, ‘Therapeutic Ultrasound’ and ‘TENS ( Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) therapy, has proven its worth in treating several chronic pains and discomforts. Unlike two individual products – ultrasound machine and TENS unit, SONICTENS gives you both in one easy-to-carry device. Recommended even by pain specialists and physiotherapists, the combined treatment of SONICTENS promotes faster healing, safely, and naturally, without any side effects.
The therapeutic ultrasound waves of ultrasound therapy produce a deep heating sensation that accelerates the healing process by stimulating the blood and oxygen flow towards the painful area. While, the TENS unit in it generates gentle massaging electrical impulses that travel via electrodes placed on the affected area, blocking the pain signals from reaching the brain and helping the body to heal itself naturally by increasing the production of the body’s natural pain killer, endorphins.
After bringing SONICTENS home, he started his back pain treatment regularly and even carried it to his work due to its portability. Within a week he started seeing a notable difference in his back pain which he hasn’t felt in a year. The sharp pain which made him difficult to sit at work or forced him to take a painkiller started reducing and within a month, back pain was almost a guest visitor for him.
No more back pain
He started driving which he loved the most
He can bend or lift and even dance around freely
No more anxiety, fear or depression
He feels relaxed at the end of the day and hence sleeps well.
Chronic pain is not something one has to live with forever. It is treatable with capable electrotherapy machines like SONICTENS and others. Like him, you too can end your chronic suffering; you just need to take the step.