How To Use TENS Unit For Various Body Parts?

There was a time when the TENS units were mainly utilized in the medical schools as they were very expensive.  Now with increased acceptance, their price has come down, and they can now be used for various therapy situations. Here are various benefits of the TENS machine which will help you in using them in the home.

Relieves Pain

These units rely on electrotherapy and the electrical impulses sent to the muscle will assist in alleviating the pain.  With the use of the conductive fabric electrodes the TENS unit will be able to provide the relief from pain instantly.

When the TENS unit is used, it stimulates the release of the endorphins in the body. It acts as a natural pain reliever and is void of any side effects.

Retrains Nerve

When the nerves in any part of the body get damaged, it may lead to a loss of movement or lead to pain. As the nerves are not able to receive or send the signal correctly, there is a lot of problem in working regularly.

Ease Of Usage

Although TENS unit is advanced medical tools, they are very easy to use at home. All you have to do is to put the electrode pads on the affected area, and the machine does the rest. Although the older units were slightly awkward to use the latest units are rather easier to use and maintain.

Use For Massage

You can also use the TENS unit for the purpose of Massage. For the purpose of the massage, these units offer a different pattern of the pulse. The machine can be set to various intensity levels so that they provide the frequency of different levels which is required for massaging internally. Most of the modern devices now come with programmable settings which can be used by the patients for massaging. Besides, conductive garments for TENS unit are available for various body parts. You can get a ground cuff, back brace, arm and leg sleeve, gloves, elbow sleeve, knee system and joint system to be used along with the TENS unit supplies.

TENS Unit Benefits For Pain Relief

Natural With No Side Effects

As the electrotherapy is a natural way of the treatment, so you don’t have to worry too much about the side effects as the all that is used is electrical impulse.


In the end, a TENS unit with conductive fabric electrodes can be significantly helpful in pain relief.


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