Electrotherapy, also known as TENS, is a drug-free, non-invasive therapy designed to reduce and relieve numbness in the arms, legs adn foot by applying electrical nerve stimulation to the surface of the skin near the site of the pain.
Scientific theory suggests TENS can work in several ways, including: the pulses can block the pain message from reaching the brain, the stimulation triggers the body to produce more endorphins (a natural pain killer) or the therapy improves blood circulation.
This therapy works best on acute pain versus chronic pain, which is more serious.
No, this type of therapy does not cure the underlying cause of your pain. It can provide temporary relief or reduction of pain.
Yes, TENS has been prescribed and used for more than 30 years by medical professionals such as physicians, physical therapists and chiropractors as an effective pain relief solution. Omron electroTHERAPY for Pain Relief is FDA cleared. Omron electroTHERAPY is available over the counter without a prescription.
Any adult who suffers from muscle or joint pain can use this therapy. However, it should not be used by children, pregnant women or anyone who has an implanted metallic or electronic device. Ask your physician if you have any questions related to your health.
Consult your physician and/or insurance company to determine if a TENS device would be covered for your specific pain management needs.
Omron electroTHERAPY for Pain Relief is a simple, drug-free solution for relief of muscle and joint pain. Under your personalized control, this portable TENS unit delivers gentle massage-like pulses, providing pain relief on the spot. Available without a prescription, Omron electroTHERAPY may help relieve pain after one 15-minute session.
Omron electroTHERAPY for Pain Relief is available online and at select retailers.
Omron electroTHERAPY for Pain Relief is cleared by the DFA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) for sale without a prescription.
Use the unit as soon as your pain begins. If you get to your pain early, it may prevent the pain from becoming worse. The earlier you get your pain under control, the better chance you have to keep up with your daily activities.
You can begin with one 15-minute therapy session with a maximum use of up to 3 times per day. During each therapy, rate your pain before and after the session, 1 (low) to 10 (high) in order to gauge the true reduction of pain.
You can use Omron electroTHERAPY for Pain Relief on multiple body parts, including: lower back, sciatic, deltoid, upper arm, elbow, hip & thigh, knee, calf, ankle and foot. View our pad placement guide for more information.
The blinking light indicates the level of the program you have selected. The number of blinks corresponds to the intensity level selected from 1 (weak) to 5 (strong). For example, 2 blinks means you are at level 2.
Yes, it is a 100 percent drug-free solution and can be used safely in addition to other pain management remedies. Always ask your physician if you have any questions about your health.
The Long Life Pads are good for up 150 uses or 5 months based on daily usage. Caring for your pads is easy; simply clean the pads as recommended. When replacing your pads, remove the protective film from the pads and place on the holder provided when you purchased your pain relief unit.
The Omron electroTHERAPY for Pain Relief instruction manual can be found by clicking here.
First, turn the power off and disconnect the pads from the electrode cord. Then simply wash the pads softly with your fingertips under slow running cold water for several seconds. Let the pads completely air dry before reconnecting to your unit. Do not wipe pads with any towels or cloth. we recommend cleaning your pads after 15 uses.