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 time. Luckily, TENS therapy devices from HiDow are a drug-free way to alleviate knee pain. But can you use TENS therapy for knee pain relief effectively?
When it comes to treating chronic pain relief, there are few better ways to treat pain than with a TENS/EMS unit. TENS therapy for knee pain relief works by sending electrical signals from the affected area to the neuron receptors in the brain to disrupt the pain signals. TENS therapy is effective with most knee pain and when used in tandem with physical therapy and exercise it can help you regain the full range of motion in your knee.
TENS therapy devices should be used for no more than 15 minutes at a time in order to use the treatment safely. You can use the TENS device for a 15-minute period wait to see how you feel, and then if use it for another 15-minutes. You should only use TENS therapy for knee pain relief up to three times a day, but no more than that.
Choosing the best TENS unit for knee pain can be tricky with so many options out on the market. But for the most part, there are two (2) main kinds of TENS/EMS therapy devices: wired and wireless. Which one you choose depends on how and where you intend to use the TENS device. Let’s look at two different TENS therapy devices from HiDow; one wired and the other wireless.
XPDS 18 - HiDow’s most advanced wired model that features 18 different modes. This device is perfect for use around your home, office, or studio where you don’t have to worry about moving around while you use it.
Pro Touch 6-12 - One of the best selling wireless TENS devices from HiDow is perfect for use at the gym or during physical therapy sessions. The wireless electrode pads mean that you can move around without having to worry about getting tangled in wires.
TENS placement for knee pain is quite simple! If you have 4 electrodes (2 channels) you want to place them diagonally so that they cross. Take one set of electrodes and place one electrode above the knee and the other diagonally below the knee. Repeat with the second set of electrodes so that they are cross.