TENS Therapy Machines-What are they & why use them?

What is TENS?

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a therapy that uses low-voltage electrical current for pain relief.

 Connect two or more electrodes (wires that conduct electrical current) from the machine to your skin.  The electrodes are often placed on the area of pain or at a pressure point, creating a circuit of electrical impulses that travels along nerve fibers.

When the current is delivered, some people experience less pain. This may be because the electricity from the electrodes stimulates the nerves in an affected area and sends signals to the brain that block or "scramble" normal pain signals. Another theory is that the electrical stimulation of the nerves may help the body to produce natural painkillers called endorphins, which may block the perception of pain.

You can set the TENS machine for different wavelength frequencies, such as a steady flow of electrical current or a burst of electrical current, and for intensity of electrical current. Your physical therapist, acupuncturist, or doctor usually determines these settings.

After you receive an introduction to and instruction in this therapy, you can do TENS at home.

What is TENS used for?

People use TENS to relieve pain for several different types of illnesses and conditions. They use it most often to treat muscle, joint, or bone problems that occur with illnesses such as osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia, or for conditions such as low back pain and neck pain.

Stimtens.com offers a variety of the finest TENS devices that you will find for home use.  These are manufactured by the top medical equipment companies & are not to be confused with the cheap models that you will find at Walmart or on TV.  Additionally, our TENS devices include other modes including electric muscle stimulation so you may use them for recovery, strength building, massage & athletic training as well.