For people with chronic pain, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single TENS. Our feet are one of the parts of the body that does the most errands. Standing, walking, or running the whole day can take its toll. Feet pain is typically a sharp stabbing sensation in the heels, toes, ball of the foot, or ankles. However, through the right TENS machine foot pads, people can now effectively treat their foot pain.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a therapy using low electrical currents to target the nerves for pain relief. TENS machine foot pads like the ones seen in the wireless iTENS are attachable to the skin to allow current to pass through. When they reach the peripheral nerves, they stimulate the production and release of endorphins which helps reduce the pain. Electrical stimulation is also known to block pain signals from reaching the brain.
There are various causes of foot pain. Age, overweight, and wrong footwear contribute to foot numbness, swelling, or inflammation. It can also be due to fractures, neuropathy, or progressive disorders. Applying TENS machine foot pads in common foot pain points stimulates the nerves and reduces pain symptoms. Progressive disorders are conditions in the feet that worsen over time. TENS can also help alleviate pain from bunions, gout (or arthritis in the toes), heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and Morton’s neuroma.
TENS Machine Foot Pads: Why use iTENS?
The iTENS unit comes with a TENS machine foot pads placement guide specific for each condition. The most effective treatment is to place the TENS pads proximal to the most painful spot. Place the pads on either side of the pain spot along the nerve pathways and start the treatment at the lowest intensity level. The iTENS electrodes and wing pads are wireless, which makes foot pain treatment easier and convenient. The iTENS has small size pads just right for the feet and the absence of wires to minimize the risk of tripping over.
Using TENS machine foot pads is a safe and non-invasive way for pain relief. It also helps relieve muscle tension and ease numbness by improving blood circulation. The iTENS unit is rechargeable and has Bluetooth capabilities. You can stimulate pain relief directly from the smartphone app. TENS is also applicable for other types of acute and chronic pains in the body. You may now purchase effective devices like the iTENS online through iTENS Australia. There is no need to presenting a medical prescription when buying a TENS machine.