FAQs

1- What is TENS stands for?

 

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS or TNS) is the use of electric current produced by a device to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes. TENS, by definition, covers the complete range of transcutaneously applied currents used for nerve excitation although the term is often used with a more restrictive intent, namely to describe the kind of pulses produced by portable stimulators used to treat pain. The unit is usually connected to the skin using two or more electrodes. A typical battery-operated TENS unit is able to modulate pulse width, frequency and intensity. Generally TENS is applied at high frequency (>50 Hz) with an intensity below motor contraction (sensory intensity) or low frequency (<10 Hz) with an intensity that produces motor contraction. While the use of TENS has proved effective in clinical studies, there is controversy over which conditions the device should be used to treat.

 

2- How does the combined TENS EMS electrical muscle stimulator work?

 

Simply place the electrode pads over your area of pain, select the setting that’s right for you, and increase intensity as high level as you can stand! The drug free pain relief TENS EMS/PMS system is equipped with manual modes, delivering specific treatment techniques and automatic modes, using pre-programmed pulses, to optimally deliver therapeutic results ranging from deep-tissue stimulation, to invigorating muscle-building, to soothing relaxation.

 The TENS EMS/PMS electronic pulse massagers are State of the Art electronic hands-free portable medical devices. These medical devices are used by chiropractors, massage therapists and medical physicians, now for everyone self-care at the comfort of home, indoor and outdoor.

 The TENS EMS /PMS electrotherapy devices combine Chinese acupuncture with deep tissue massage sensations to effectively relieve tension and severe discomfort of the body without drugs or side effects. It sends bio-electric pulses directly to the muscle tendons and sore joints to relieve chronic discomfort and inflammation.

 

3-Why should I use TechCare Electrotherapy TENS unit?

 

TechCare Electrotherapy TENS units are a simple, drug-free solution for relief of muscle and joint pain. Under your personalized control, our line of portable TENS units deliver gentle massage-like pulses, providing on the spot pain relief. Available without a prescription, TechCare Electrotherapy may help relieve pain in about 20 minutes.

 

4-Can I share my TENS unit with others in the family?

 

Any of the TechCare TENS units can easily be shared with other family members. Please make sure that each person has their own set of Long Life Pads to prevent cross-contamination between individuals. To share the TENS unit, we recommend that each user have a separate electrode cord because the gel pads are connected.

 

5-What are the differences between the modes?

 

All modes are pre-set and designed by healthcare professionals for specific body pains. For example, in the lower back mode, the electrical stimulation pattern was designed to treat the type of pain found in the larger muscles of the lower back.

 

6-How to take care of the replacement electrode massage pads?

 

Before applying massage pads, clean your skin first if you use skin cream or if your skin is dirty. If the pads become dirty, you can use clear water.

 

Depending on frequency of use, the pads can last from one month to several months. If you find the pads lose their adhesiveness and it is very difficult to make them adhesive again by applying drops of clear water, or if the pads are worn out, you need to change the pads. Extra massage pads can be ordered. To change the pads, just unsnap the button on the back of the pads and clip on the new pads. Once you put a new set of pads on, the device will work like new again.

 

 

7-Is it acceptable to put the pads on my chest anywhere?

 

Do not put the pads on or near your heart, directly on your chest, or on your neck. This could cause heart disturbance.

 

8-I can barely feel anything from the electrode pads, what is wrong?

 

Check the wire connection to the pads and make sure the plug is securely plugged. Make sure the batteries are in good condition. Check the pads are moist and not worn out. Turn the switch off then turn on again. Please make sure both pads attach on same person’s body in order to feel the sensation. Generally increase the intensity level by turning the switch toward on.

 

9-How long can I use the TENS EMS power muscle stimulator?

 

You can use it as often as you like. You can use it from 20 to 60 minutes each time, 2 to 3 times per day for better and faster improvement. There are NO chemicals or drugs or creams involved. It is very safe for long term use.

 

10-How long do the Long Life Pads last?

 

The Long Life Pads are good for up 150 uses or 5 months based on daily usage. Store your pads on the provided pad holder and clean the pads as needed; they should last up to 10 hand sanitizer. When replacing your pads, remove the protective film from the pads and install on electrode cord.

 

11-What type of pain is Electrotherapy or TENS best for?

 

This therapy works best on acute pain of the muscle or joints.

 

12-Should I buy a rechargeable device?

 

This is down to personal preference and available spend. A rechargeable machine is likely to command a greater initial investment but it’ll probably cost less to run over time.

 

13-What is a TENS machine used to treat?

 

Physical therapists, chiropractors, and other healthcare professionals may choose to administer and prescribe TENS for a range of chronic and acute pains.

Some of the most common conditions and complaints include:

 

arthritis

back pain

fibromyalgia

foot pain

hip pain

knee pain

neck pain

neuropathic pain

sciatica

shoulder pain

sports injuries

tennis elbow

 

14-How far apart should you place the Pads?

 

They should be a minimum of 1 inch apart on clean, dry, healthy skin; the pads should never touch or overlap.

 

15-Do I need to ask my doctor first about using this electrotherapy device?

 

This device is designed for your personal use and is not intended to replace any health professional care.

 

When in doubt, we recommend that you consult with your doctor first.

 

 

16-When should I purchase/use the Large Long Life Pads?

 

If the area of pain covers a wide length or width, the large pads may be a good choice. The large Long Life Pads are good for lower backs, legs, thighs, hips on normal to larger men and women.

 

 

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