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 painkillers can damage your liver after a while. This makes treating chronic knee pain difficult over a long period. 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?
Will a TENS Unit Help Knee Pain?
When treating chronic pain relief, there are few better ways to treat pain than with a TENS/EMS unit. TENS therapy for knee pain relief sends 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.
How Often Should You Use a TENS Unit for Knee Pain?
TENS therapy devices should be used for no more than 15 minutes at a time to use the treatment safely. You can use the TENS device for 15 minutes, wait to see how you feel, and then 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.
What Is the Best TENS Unit for Knee Pain?
Choosing the best TENS unit for knee pain can be tricky, with so many options on the market. But for the most part, there are two (2) main kinds of TENS/EMS therapy devices: wired and wireless. Your choice 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.
Where Do You Put TENS for Knee Pain?
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 crossed.