Pain management used to include regular appointments with a doctor or physiotherapist. Treating pain involves various techniques such as medications, physical therapy, and electrical stimulation. Therapists use Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) to relieve their patients of pain symptoms. A standard TENS has wired electrodes pads that attach to your skin. The electrodes send mild electrical currents to stimulate the nerves to block pain signals from reaching the brain. It can also aid in releasing endorphins, which are our body’s natural pain relievers. Nowadays, you can manage pain conveniently at home or on the go through a mobile TENS machine like iTENS.
The iTENS from iTENS Australia is a revolutionary mobile TENS machine for wireless pain relief. TENS is beneficial to treat acute and chronic pain. It can treat the painful symptoms of arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, and periods. Instead of cables, the iTENS uses a Bluetooth connection to activate its electrodes to deliver mild electrical currents to our body. The iTENS wing pads come in large and small sizes to fit different body parts optimally. For example, the large wings can cover broad areas like the shoulders and back. Meanwhile, the iTENS small wings are suitable for joint areas like the elbows and ankles. Unlike a wired TENS machine, you can use the iTENS discreetly under your clothes. TENS also works best while active, so using a mobile TENS machine during movement or exercise is very effective. You can conveniently tend to pain even while working or running errands.
Using the iTENS Mobile TENS Machine
The iTENS mobile TENS machine can connect seamlessly to a smartphone app to facilitate pain treatment. After placing the electrode pads on the pain site, open the app and select the treatment you want. The app has pre-set treatment programs that you can readily choose from. For example, you may choose the treatment based on your specific condition or body part, like back pain or arthritis. Moreover, each mode has pre-programmed parameters ideal for safely relieving pain. Likewise, the iTENS device also has a “manual mode”, allowing you to personalise your treatment. Adjusting the frequency, pulse rate, intensity, and waveform can help you find comfortable parameters for your treatment. Additionally, you may also slightly alter the pads placement to maximise pain relief.
A mobile TENS machine like the iTENS can alleviate pain safely without harsh side effects. It is because TENS is non-invasive and a drug-free alternative to oral painkillers. So, you can use the iTENS many times a day without worry. However, ensure that you take 20-minute breaks between sessions to avoid overstimulation. Also, as a general caution, TENS is not advisable for pregnant women and people with heart conditions, epilepsy, cancer and cardiac pacemakers in the body. Consult a doctor or physiotherapist for proper use of a TENS machine. The wireless iTENS is available over the counter or online through the iTENS Australia website.