How are TENS machines used and by whom?
TENS machine is a personal device so you can control it by yourself. This mean to allow you adjust its setting and select program suitable for your pain without indication of doctor. About using a TENS, it is very simple. Firstly, you assemble main machine, laps and lap wires follow brand’s tutorial. You put gel on laps then applying pads on surface of your skin where you feel the pain. Turning TENS on and selecting mode and adjusting intensity. Depending on the level of pain for a certain day, you can adjust for different intensities. If you meet a trouble, don’t be shy ask on customer service to get the finest instruction. TENS therapy is most commonly to use for chronic pain and acute pain; pains come from muscle or joint. TENS therapy also is applied for women in labor time but you must to visit doctor for asking advice before using in this case. Generally, pregnant women should use TENS on first 4 months when she still at home is the best. Some headache, period pain and traumas from sports are treated by TENS but it is not popular as well as not giving the best results as you desire. Beside, TENS is an excellent therapy to help you make to disappeared tiredness, insomnia or dementia in sometime.
TENS machine can be run independently as well as to be combine with other electrical devices use electric current.
The usage of TENS will help you reduce pain and save an amount of money from buying drugs so this therapy is quite worth to try. But normally, price of a TENS is expensive and you are not sure if it is actually good; you should borrow or hire ones from clinic or any friends and try it out before buying. To finding what most suitable setting is, you must to try each ones in rotation, feel the effect and give the last choice.
How Long Can I Wear The TENS For?
Normally, TENS is used from 15 to 30 minute for each time usage and several times per day depends on your need or level of pain. Somewhere, doctor advice that user should to use 3 times per day in maximum for getting best result but you still can increase times if you hurt too much or don’t feel any effects. In addition, you can use TENS all day for relaxing purpose without meeting any troubles or any side effects.
What should I do after using the TENS unit?
Right away after feeling the pain go down or disappear, you can take TENS off by turning the machine off. Lightly unplugging the electrode wires from the main device as well as electrodes (laps).
The electrodes may be remain on your skin if you want to continue TENS treatment in next turn. If not, you remove the electrodes from position. After that, you should wash the skin out where the electrodes were applied because gel stick on surface of skin. Clean the laps out with water and soap to remove the gel. Do not use any liquid which have alcohol ingredient because it can cause damage for the rubber on the laps. If the laps are damaged or no longer stuck to the skin, you may to throw it away and get new laps. If your laps are over, you can buy them on brand’s homepage or any selling website. Then, you remove the batteries in the back of device and replace them with new batteries. As laps, you can buy them on any groceries when they are over. On another way, there are some automated charging machines that you can buy to charge full batteries to use for another treatment.
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