If you’re an athlete or just someone that enjoys exercising, you know how easy it is to get injured whilst working out or participating in sports. Sometimes even the slightest mishap can result in days or weeks of downtime. It is why many athletes are choosing to buy and use their medical supplies and equipment at home. Products like Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) device is becoming commonplace in homes worldwide.
TENS devices use electrical currents to stimulate the nerves throughout the body. You can use this treatment anywhere on your body. Electrical nerve stimulation provides therapy to muscles and nerves and can help treat many kinds of pain. This medical equipment is one of the most common use to treat lower back pain.
But with so many people using this device at home, safety precautions need to be taken to ensure this medical device is used properly. In most cases, people use “home” versions of the device, so there is a minimal risk of any incidents. The issue of incident usually occurs when people have purchased higher power machines that medically trained professionals should only use in their practice. If you are using the TENS at home, here are a few safety precautions you should take.
1. Only use the medical devices for the body area for which it intends to treat pain. Medical TENS devices may cause problems if used in the wrong manner on certain parts of your body.
2. Only use your device if it is in perfect working order and only use approved accessories and gels with your device. A damaged device could cause health problems. Using the wrong types of gels could also have adverse effects on your body. If your device is broken or damaged, replace it immediately.
3. Always consult with your doctor before using medical devices on your own. You may have other physical problems that could react to these types of home treatments.
iTENS machine is a medical product that will treat pain, and you can continue working out and participating in moderate physical exercises whilst you wear the device. Through ongoing use, you will learn more about how your body reacts to the various levels and programs of stimulation. It will allow you to perform at your best and can save time and money by reducing your doctor and hospital visits.