A TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machine is a non-invasive device that uses electrical impulses to alleviate pain.
TENS machines have become increasingly popular among people looking for drug-free pain relief or for those who want to supplement other pain management therapies.
How do TENS Machines Work?
The machines work by sending electrical signals through electrodes that are placed on the skin. The electrical impulses target the sensory nerves beneath the skin, where they interfere with pain signals traveling to the brain.
This interference can help reduce the sensation of pain in the affected area.
TENS machines can be used to manage all types of pain, including chronic pain, acute pain, and post-operative pain.
TENS Machine for Pain
They can also be used to manage pain associated with conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and sports injuries. Some people also use TENS machines to help manage pain during pregnancy and labor.
In our TENS machine category, we offer a range of machines suitable for a variety of needs. Our machines are reliable, safe, and provide long-lasting results. We work with trusted brands and ensure that all our products meet international safety standards. Whether you need a TENS machine for professional use or personal use, our category has everything you need to manage pain effectively, safely and affordably.
Is TENS Safe to use?
The major concern is that the applied electrical energy will result in ‘significant’ heating of the metallic implant, which would have a detrimental effect in the local tissues surrounding that implant, raising the tissue temperature to damaging levels and causing skin burns.
Extra care should still be taken when using TENS/EMS on metal implants. In order to avoid any potential risk, the following procedures must be followed:
– Electrodes should be placed away from the proximity of the metal implant, skin staples, skin with reduced sensation or tissues treated with dressings or topical agents containing metal ions.
– Avoid using too small electrodes which create high current density and may lead to a heat burnt.
– Implanted device which is powered by a battery (or equivalent) is an ACTIVE IMPLANT and should be considered to be a real contraindication to many forms of electrotherapy.
If you are uncertain of using a TENS machine on an area in which you have a metal implant, please seek advice from your medical practitioner.
DO NOT USE TENS under any the following circumstances:
If you have a heart pacemaker or have a heart rhythm problem.
If you have epilepsy.
During the first six months of pregnancy.
When driving or operating machinery.
If you are suffering from acute, feverish or infectious diseases
Near heart monitors or alarms
To mask or relieve undiagnosed pain
Do NOT place electrodes:
On the carotid arteries in the front of your neck
Over your eyes
Across the front of the head
On the abdomen if you are pregnant
On the heads of children under 12
Near malignant tumours
Never use your TENS machine or its electrode pads:
On damaged or broken skin
On the front or side of your neck
Close to your eyes or mouth
On infected areas
Over a malignant tumour
On a pregnant uterus
Across a pacemaker or other indwelling stimulator
On areas that are numb or have decreased sensation
When driving or operating machinery
Always make sure you seek advice from your medical practitioner and follow the specific manufacturer’s instructions that come with your TENS machine.