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TENS Therapy for Elbow Pain Relief

Are you experiencing elbow pain that has you searching high and low for pain relief? Why not try TENS therapy for elbow pain relief? TENS therapy is one of the most effective ways that you can treat joint pain and discomfort from elbow pain caused by a dislocated elbow, tennis elbow, sprains, and even arthritis! […]

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Can a TENS Unit Be Used for Arthritis Pain Relief?

TENS & EMS devices offer so much relief to people who live with chronic pain whether it is muscular or related to joints and ligaments. If you’ve been living with one of the various forms of arthritis and you’re looking for instant relief, then you’ve come to the right place. At HiDow we provide the […]

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How To Keep Track of Your TENS Sessions

Are you an avid TENS & EMS user for pain management? Do you suffer from chronic pain, arthritis, or are you prone to reoccurring muscle injuries? If you answered yes to any of these, you may find it beneficial to keep track of your TENS sessions with your HiDow device to learn more about how […]

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TENS Therapy vs. Traditional Pain Management

Do you experience chronic pain in your muscles or in your joints? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans live with chronic pain and while many people turn to traditional pain management methods such as prescription pain medication, there are other pain management therapies available. One of the ways that you can treat pain without the […]

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Using TENS Targeted Muscle Therapy for Pain Relief

Do you live with chronic or acute muscle or joint pains that keep you from doing the activities that you love? When you experience discomfort on a daily basis, it can really get in the way of living your life the way that you want to. While you could medicate for pain relief, the negative […]

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The Best Modes for TENS Devices

Are you getting acquainted with your new HiDow International TENS and EMS device? We have some of the best TENS devices available on the market because of the incredibly simple interface and robust settings and modes. With so many to choose from, choosing just one that you love can be difficult! So how can you […]

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How To Use a TENS Machine

So you just purchased your first TENS machine and you’re ready to start using it, but you’re just not quite sure how to use it! That’s alright, using a TENS machine for the first time can be a little tricky, especially if you aren’t using a HiDow model. We’re here to help you learn how […]

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The Best Muscle Stimulators To Buy

If you’re new to the world of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), then you’re probably unfamiliar with all of the incredible models and versions of the e-stim products that are available for personal use! TENS and EMS devices are used to provide pain relief and pain management for a wide variety of issues from stiff […]

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The Best Ways To Utilize TENS Devices

Are you looking for the best ways to utilize TENS devices from HiDow? No matter what reason you need to use a TENS, EMS, or E Stim device HiDow provides you with the best devices to help with everything you need from post-workout recoveries to arthritis management. Here are the best ways that you can […]

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Are You Using TENS Devices the Right Way?

Whenever you’re introduced to a new device or tool that can be used to help get rid of the discomfort of muscle aches, arthritis, and general muscle pains it’s important to ensure that you are using the device properly. This is especially true when you are using a HiDow TENS/EMS device. TENS and EMS use […]

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Why TENS Is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Okay, we’re not saying that bread isn’t one of the best inventions ever— it is. But as someone who was introduced to e-stim therapy early on in life thanks to a few gnarly soccer-related injuries, I can say that TENS therapy has been an incredibly beneficial tool for working out, recovering, and relieving the uncomfortable […]

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Healthy Eating Habits for December

Healthy Eating Habits for December Eating healthy during the holidays is always a challenge because there are just so many great opportunities to gather with friends and family to enjoy a nice winter feast. While large communal dinners may not be on the menu this year, it is still important to approach your holiday diet […]

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Benefits of TENS on Your Lower Back

The lower back is one of the most common parts of your body to experience stiff and sore muscles. Your lower back is vulnerable to poor posture from sitting at a desk all day, to sports-related injuries, and to the general aches and pains that come with aging. While lower back pain is common, it […]

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Workouts to Improve Core Strength

Staying in shape throughout this year has been a challenge. From COVID-19 causing many gyms to shut their doors temporarily to the upcoming holiday season where large carbohydrate-dense meals are sure to be plentiful it’s important to get your at-home workouts in. Apart from your daily cardio routine, you should also focus on working out […]

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How to Manage Muscle Pains

Every athlete knows what it’s like to feel tender, sore muscles. We wear them like a badge of honor knowing that we put in serious work at the gym, at practice, or during our class. Muscle pains can be a completely normal thing to experience when you are active, but it’s important to understand how to manage muscle pains in between workouts so that you can continue to put in work.

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How Physical Therapists Use TENS

TENS devices from HiDow are a common staple at physical therapists’ offices because they are widely used to treat a wide range of aches and pains. But beyond the everyday use of TENS for pain treatments, physical therapists are getting creative with the ways in which they are using TENS in and out of the office.

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How Does E Stim Therapy Work

Have you ever wondered what all of the hype around TENS and EMS devices at HiDow was? These wonderful devices are known as E-Stim devices (short for electrical muscle stimulation). E Stim therapy is an increasingly popular method of muscle stimulation and recovery that is being used by physical therapists and fitness professionals alike for its incredible benefits. If you’re unfamiliar with how E Stim therapy works, you’re not alone. It’s an emerging field, so we’ve broken down the basics of E Stim so that you can better understand it. If you’re interested in learning more about TENS/EMS, check out the HiDow News Channel.

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Losing the COVID 15: How To Get Back Into a Fitness Routine

It’s needless to say that the past few months have been insanely difficult for everyone. COVID 19 threw a wrench in a lot of people’s plans, especially fitness plans for many who were in the routine of going to the gym and working out socially with accountability buddies. The bad news is that our fitness routines may have hit a road bump, but the good news is that you’re not alone! Many others just like you are trying to get back into a fitness routine. Luckily, as gyms and recreation areas begin to open up again, you’re sure to meet people who share your same experience, your friends here at HiDow included! As you restart your fitness routine, remember these tips that will help set you up for success!

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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Each year, thousands of people experience the effects of breast cancer either through their own diagnosis or those around them. Breast cancer is an incredibly significant issue that affects as many as one in eight women. Each year, there are an estimated additional 270,000 cases of breast cancer so it is important to bring awareness to this issue not only in October which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month but also year-round. Join HiDow this October in helping us raise awareness around this issue that affects many of us across the United States and around the globe.

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What is the best TENS unit for home use?

If you’re familiar with TENS and EMS devices, you know that there quite a few different options in the HiDow catalog. It can be difficult to decide which one is best for you to use! Well, there are quite a few different options depending on what kind of use you need to get out of your TENS unit. Today, let’s look at which TENS unit is best suited for at-home use. This is important because receiving the incredible benefits of muscle stimulation shouldn’t be reserved exclusively for visits to your physical therapist. Now that TENS devices are more affordable and as convenient as ever, you can start to use them for your at-home workout routines! Here are our top picks for the best TENS unit for home use.

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Using EMS at Home for Isolation Workouts

Are you getting in the grove of working out at home where you can self-isolate rather than going out to the gym during COVID-19? You’re not alone. Right now, gym enrollment and attendance are way down because many people are choosing to stay at home for isolation workouts rather than risking getting sick at the gym. Working out at home can be incredibly liberating because you are in the comfort of your own home (or garage) and you don’t have to worry about impressing others or looking kind of silly while you do burpees. You can even incorporate your TENS/EMS device at home into your home workout routine which can help stimulate your muscles and nerves for better workouts, quicker recovery times, and an overall better at-home workout.

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How to Make Your TENS Unit Pads Stick Again

Are the electrode pads for your HiDow TENS unit just not sticking the way that they used to when they were brand new? That’s alright, it’s naturally going to happen over time with use. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t take initiative to make your TENS pads stick again or even better, make them stick longer!

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What Is TENS Therapy

If you are familiar with HiDow International, you may have noticed that we’re pretty big on TENS/EMS therapy! Millions of users have found incredible pain relief benefits through TENS and EMS devices, but what exactly are these devices, what is TENS therapy, and how can it help you improve your life by treating chronic pain? […]

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How to Boost Your Post-Run Recovery

Are you looking to find new ways to boost your post-run recovery time so that you spend less time stiff and sore? Running can be an incredible way to get in shape and stay in shape, but running can be a high impact activity that can cause a lot of aches and pains that keep you out of the game longer. So how can you help your body recover better so that you can come back stronger than ever before? Skip the over the counter pain medication and start changing the way that you recover from exercise with these tips from HiDow International.

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5 Ways to Use TENS Units for Pain Treatment

If you’re familiar with HiDow, then you know that we are all about our Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, simply referred to as TENS therapy. TENS is a common pain relief treatment that is used to help a wide array of aches and pains from minor soreness and fatigue to helping some of the world’s most high-impact athletes recover from sports-related injuries. With so many different ways to use TENS units for pain treatment, we could go on all day, but here are 10 pains that you can treat with a TENS/EMS device.

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How to Find the Right Fitness Instructor

Staying on top of your workout routine can be a difficult task if you take it on yourself. That’s why many health and fitness enthusiasts look for a fitness instructor to help them meet and exceed all of their fitness goals. At HiDow, we understand how important it is to have some company on your fitness path whether that person is a workout partner, a nutritionist, a physical therapist, or your fitness trainer. Having the right person to guide you through your fitness journey can make all of the difference. But finding the right fitness instructor can be challenging because each person will always have different teaching styles as well as different learning styles that help them be the most receptive person possible.

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How to Use a TENS Unit for Hip Pain Relief

Have you been experiencing chronic hip pain from a previous injury whether it be sports-related or general wear and tear? You’re not alone. Chronic hip pain is a common occurrence in many adults that are treated by transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy. At HiDow International we specialize in delivering the best TENS/EMS devices available […]

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TENS Therapy for Knee Pain Relief

When it comes to finding the best treatment for knee pain, it can be difficult to find a treatment that works for you. While you could use over the counter pain medications, excessive pain killer use can damage your liver after a while. This makes treating chronic knee pain difficult over a long period of […]

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Health Benefits of Being an Early Riser

Did your parents always tell you, “early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy and wise,” or have you always had incredible sleeping habits! It turns out that that the old sayings about getting a full night of rest and waking up early might be more than just great rhymes. At HiDow, we’ve […]

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What's the Difference Between TENS and EMS Units?

If you’ve been around the HiDow International blog, then you’ve probably seen the terms ‘TENS’ and ‘EMS’ thrown around when referring to the wide selection of electrical stimulation therapy devices that we offer. Now while it is common to see those abbreviations together when advertising a device that sends electrical signals into your body for […]

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When and How to Use Face Masks for Coronavirus Protection

In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic that has greatly disrupted many of the ways that we live our lives and conduct business, there has been a rise in the use of face masks for coronavirus protection due to the CDC guidelines. At HiDow, we have taken the initiative to add face masks and N95 […]

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Get Zen With TENS: E-Stim for Yoga

Yoga is a great healing practice that allows you to strengthen your body and recover from injuries with low-impact exercises that build strong muscles. It provides you with significant mental and physical benefits that can help you with many health-related problems when practices regularly. When combines with the incredible strengthening and recovery benefits of TENS/EMS […]

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Self Care Tips for Social Distancing

Keeping your body and mind in good shape is absolutely critical to allow yourself to live a long and happy life. This is especially true in light of recent events and the coronavirus pandemic. The reality is that every single one of us has experienced some kind of interruption in our lives that have caused […]

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Maximize Your Workout: Pro Tips for Working out at Home

Working out from home (or doing anything from home for that matter) can come with its fair share of difficulties. From distractions and temptations all around your home from the TV to the snack-filled cupboard, and the busy noises of family going about their day can make for a pretty unproductive workout environment. But with […]

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Healthy Foods to Eat at Home

With recent events requiring many businesses to shut down so that people may safely shelter in place and practice social distancing, there has been a greater need to take our diet, exercise, and recovery into our own hands at home more than ever before and HiDow is here to help! Where before if you wanted […]

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Using TENS Unit to Recover and Rebuild Muscles After Workouts

There’s nothing better than the feeling of a great workout that gets your blood flowing and your muscles working. There’s even something incredibly satisfying about the soreness that you wear like a badge of honor when it’s all over! But while feeling sore is a sign that you put in the work, it doesn’t mean […]

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What To Do if You Wake Up Feeling Achy

We love a good night’s sleep! But sometimes, waking up on the wrong side of the bed can cause you to feel like you didn’t get enough rest— leaving you feeling sore and uncomfortable. When you wake up feeling achy, it usually has to do with your overall health, how much rest you got the […]

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Relieving Sciatica Pains With TENS

Back pain comes in all shapes and sizes and it can be short-lived pain or it can stick around for long periods of time. Chronic sciatic nerve pain can be one of the most uncomfortable and painful sensations that one can experience. Luckily, with HiDow, there are ways of relieving sciatica pains with TENS units! […]

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The Best Exercises to Do at Home

If April has taught us anything, it’s that finding ways to keep our body and mind sound while we practice social distancing! At HiDow, we’re huge proponents of staying healthy, even when circumstances don’t permit the use of exercise facilities like gyms and athletic fields. Luckily, working out in the comfort of your home has […]

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How Your Ability to Balance Affects Working Out

If you’ve read the HiDow Blog before, you know that we focus on working out, recovering from injuries, and improving your overall health. Part of that includes improving your balance so that you can perform your functional body movements to the best of your ability. Balancing is no different. If you have ever taken a […]

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Active From Home: 3 Very Efficient Exercises to Add to Your Home Workout

Active From Home: 3 Very Efficient Exercises to Add to Your Home Workout Exercise and recovery go hand in hand and that is especially true when it comes to working out from home. Without support from gym staff and trainers, it is crucial that you pair your home workout with an effective recovery routine to […]

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Muscle Knots: What Are They and How to Treat Them

Anyone who has ever worked out extensively has probably experienced muscle knots— a tight, painful bump in your muscles that it caused by tightened and tense muscles. Muscle knots, scientifically called myofascial trigger points, are naturally occurring and can be incredibly painful, but luckily there are ways to treat the pain and discomfort with HiDow […]

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Post-Workout Recovery Tips

Working out hard and working out often can go a long way in helping you be at your best physically but it is incredibly important to listen to your body and learn when to rest. A proper post-workout recovery is essential for ensuring that you give your body and mind time to strengthen and grow. […]

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How Can a Nutritionist Help You Stay Healthy

At HiDow International, we understand that staying healthy and fit requires you to consult with professionals to obtain your best results whether it’s your trainer at the gym, your physical therapist, and most importantly your nutritionist. Regardless of whether you are a high-performance athlete or just curious about how you can improve your health and […]

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USING TENS TO TREAT NECK PAIN

Whether you are feeling neck pain and discomfort due to common cause such as sleeping wring or due to whiplash that you experienced from playing sports, a car accident, or even just knocking your head around to hard at a concert you may be finding it hard to do even the simplest movements with your […]

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How to Place Electrode Pads for Effective TENS Therapy

While you may be familiar with Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, also known as TENS therapy, you may not have the same level of knowledge and experience that a physical therapist or doctor will have when it comes to perfectly placing TENS therapy electrode pads for their most effective use. Luckily, HiDow International is here to […]

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The Benefits of HIIT Workouts

At HiDow, we know that we need to exercise regularly in order to maintain our health, but many people still do not get enough exercise. The main reason for this, as many people will say, is that between work and our responsibilities at home, we don’t always have the time to get a good work […]

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Soccer Injuries and How to Prevent Them

As a long time athlete and lover of football, or as we call it “Soccer,” I am no stranger to soccer-specific injuries. Soccer is a running intensive sport so naturally, there are a lot of injuries that mostly affect the muscles and ligaments of the lower body. Common soccer injuries include everything from back pain, […]

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How To Avoid Walking and Running Injuries

Walking and running can be a great way to get active! Apart from being an incredibly accessible form of cardio, it’s a great way to get your lungs working, your heart pumping, and get your whole body involved. While running and walking can be low-impact (and no contact) activities, they aren’t void of all injuries. […]

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How Your Mind Affects Your Workout

Your brain is the most important organ in your body and it is important that you work it out with plenty of exercises and memory games. You already knew that. But did you know that you can put your brain to work during your workout to help you make the most of it? We’re talking […]