TENS Units

Posted by bustrbrwn22 @bustrbrwn22, Aug 29 8:36pm

Does anyone recommend a portable, rechargable TENS unit for pain management? The easier to use the better, trying to go to the bathroom a dozen times a night and adjusting all the sticky nodes is very frustrating, too. I had one that helped with my sciatica pain but was too cumbersome to continue using and it wore out quite quicky.

@bustrbrwn22 Hi I have a Tens Unit and it does relieve pain from tight muscles and the sciatica yes I just had sciatica and my chiropractor used a Tens Unit on me I also bought my last one from Amazon not difficult at all to use directions come with it previously had one for over 10 yrs it wore out so new one I love it after applying the electrodes ice or heat on top

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@lioness

@bustrbrwn22 Hi I have a Tens Unit and it does relieve pain from tight muscles and the sciatica yes I just had sciatica and my chiropractor used a Tens Unit on me I also bought my last one from Amazon not difficult at all to use directions come with it previously had one for over 10 yrs it wore out so new one I love it after applying the electrodes ice or heat on top

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Thanks for responding. Can you walk around with it (it’s hard to keep disconnecting at night when trying to sleep)? Could you provide the model and cost and where you stick the electrodes? Mine would be on my upper right buttocks and lower hamstring. Wish I could do bottom of feet at same time. Thanks so much!

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@busterbrown My Tens unit is from Amazon Model numberAS1080. I apply me be on upper and lower back other times buttocks and thigh the instructions also have lower leg and feet on the outside and inside of foot and ankle. It didn't cost alot but works really well It's by KEDSUM. I walk around with it sometime

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Thanks so much

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@busterbrown Your welcome

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@lioness

@busterbrown My Tens unit is from Amazon Model numberAS1080. I apply me be on upper and lower back other times buttocks and thigh the instructions also have lower leg and feet on the outside and inside of foot and ankle. It didn't cost alot but works really well It's by KEDSUM. I walk around with it sometime

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@lioness I now have 2 of the TENS unit you recommended. One as a backup and if I’m desperate one to wear on feet and one for rest of sciatica. Still dangerous at night if I go
To bathroom.

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Hi Jen, The tens unit is something I have never tried, and I know nothing about it. I will be reading here to learn more!!! Lori Renee

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G'morning – I have an adjustable tens unit. I Like it very much and it helps me with pain. I bought it on Amazon for $64.95. This is the brief description:
TENS Unit and EMS Combination Muscle Stimulator with 2 Channels, 12 Modes for Pain Management for Back, Neck, Arms, Legs, Abs, and Muscle Rehabilitation. You can use it for 20 minutes or an additional 10 minutes up to 60 minutes. The instructions coming with it are clear and I find it easy to use. Good Luck.

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@bustrbrwn22

@lioness I now have 2 of the TENS unit you recommended. One as a backup and if I’m desperate one to wear on feet and one for rest of sciatica. Still dangerous at night if I go
To bathroom.

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@busterbrown How do you like them and do they help your feet? Just be careful at night I hold onto whatever is there to make it to bathroom my problem is balance my feet aren't as bad as others on here .

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@lorirenee1

Hi Jen, The tens unit is something I have never tried, and I know nothing about it. I will be reading here to learn more!!! Lori Renee

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@lorirenee1 I have used mine for along time it not only relieves your tense muscle but relaxes the nerve . You should try it .

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@rois4richo

G'morning – I have an adjustable tens unit. I Like it very much and it helps me with pain. I bought it on Amazon for $64.95. This is the brief description:
TENS Unit and EMS Combination Muscle Stimulator with 2 Channels, 12 Modes for Pain Management for Back, Neck, Arms, Legs, Abs, and Muscle Rehabilitation. You can use it for 20 minutes or an additional 10 minutes up to 60 minutes. The instructions coming with it are clear and I find it easy to use. Good Luck.

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@rois4richo That is a new one I never heard of it before what does the EMS muscle stimulator do My Tens unit relaxes the muscle what else does the stimulator do besides relaxing the muscle?

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@lioness

@rois4richo That is a new one I never heard of it before what does the EMS muscle stimulator do My Tens unit relaxes the muscle what else does the stimulator do besides relaxing the muscle?

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Yes I’d like to hear more about what an EMS stimulator does.

I probably am using my TENS wrong then. I crank it up to as high of an electric jolt as I can stand on that particular day. I thought the idea was to distract you from the pain you were feeling by getting stimulated by something even more painful. Please let me know if I’m using it wrong

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@bustrbrwn22

Yes I’d like to hear more about what an EMS stimulator does.

I probably am using my TENS wrong then. I crank it up to as high of an electric jolt as I can stand on that particular day. I thought the idea was to distract you from the pain you were feeling by getting stimulated by something even more painful. Please let me know if I’m using it wrong

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@busterbrown You don't increase your pain it just relaxes the muscle so you nerve can be released also if it is affected . Just increase the amount to as much as you can stand dont go beyond this or you cause more harm them good . I use mine more on my back and legs I don't need it for feet but go only as high as you are comfortable with it . Am anxious to hear about this stimulator

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Hello Lioness – The one I have is from Massage Therapy Concepts model TE2017. It stimulates, then relaxes for about 4-5 seconds, then repeats, and is programed for 20 minutes, which you can increase by 10 minutes up to 60. It is gentle or you can increase the intensity. Some features it simulates is Acupuncture, Tapping, Cupping, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue Massage. It is portable, put the pads on, put the unit in your pocket and go for a walk. You can use it anytime. I do sometimes 3 or 4 times a day. I like it as it gives me relief of muscle tension.

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@lioness

@busterbrown How do you like them and do they help your feet? Just be careful at night I hold onto whatever is there to make it to bathroom my problem is balance my feet aren't as bad as others on here .

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@lioness my sciatica runs from my right lower back, right hammie, outside both shins, and the bottom of both feet. I try to walk 1/2 hr day and my feet feel like they are on fire, or being ice-picked, or large deep scabs breaking open again and again. My feet are like this every day even if I lie in bed all day although standing and walking really inflame my feet. I put the TENS on the bottoms of both feet and on the side of each shin and crank it up.

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