The Best Ways To Utilize TENS Devices

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 utilize a TENS device.


When I was in my early 20s, I had a knee injury that ended as a surgery. The doctors told me that I had a meniscus tear that could be temporarily repaired but that I could expect to have arthritis within the next 5 years or so. I was terrified! Luckily, my physical therapist turned me on to TENS and EMS therapy devices like those here at HiDow. While there is very little that I can do about having arthritis, a knee that constantly pops, or the pain in the neck that is sitting criss-cross, I can manage the discomfort and pain that I experience. When I utilize TENS devices for my arthritis, it’s unlike anything else I’ve tried, and it helps me keep going—definitely one of the best ways to utilize TENS devices.

Pain Relief

In the same scope as the discomfort of arthritis, pain relief is a major reason that people use TENS devices and many will tell you that it’s a great way to not feel muscle pain. The way that TENS and EMS devices work is by sending a pulse into your muscles that travel all the way up to the pain receptors in the brain. These pulses feel like massage, acupuncture, and a variety of sensations depending on the modes you select but the idea is that it cancels out the pain signals.

for Muscle Recovery

If you’re in the habit of hitting the gym pretty hard or playing competitive sports then you know how hard it can be to go back-to-back-to-back without feeling stiff and sore. Unfortunately, there’s not much that you can do besides power through it. Well, that is unless you’re using a HiDow TENS device for muscle recovery. When you utilize TENS devices in between workouts you are essentially massaging your muscles and loosening them up for the next set of exercises. This is demonstrated in our blog post Active From Home series. There you can see how the electrode pads are placed in between sets and used throughout stretches.

for Sports Injuries

As mentioned in our first point, sports-related injuries can lead to more severe conditions like arthritis and TENS therapy is very useful for that. But TENS devices can also be utilized with a wide range of other sports-related injuries like muscle strains. Common injuries where TENS devices come in handy include the neck, hamstring, lower back, and shoulder pain. All of which feels so much better when you have a nice TENS device to ease the sensations and discomfort.