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 aches and pains that come with being an aging athlete. Whether you use the simplest HiDow TENS/EMS device or you are a TENS Pro, there are a few incredible benefits of using a TENS device. Here are just a few reasons why TENS is the best:
When I was younger, I had a pretty bad sports-related injury that left me without a whole lot of cartilage in my knee after surgery. This has lead to a number of issues but by far the biggest has been having arthritis in my knee. As a result of arthritis, I usually experience inflammation around the knee cap and it’s quite uncomfortable but thanks to TENS/EMS therapy it’s manageable in the short term which is exactly what I need. By placing electrode pads above and below the knee cap, it can help relieve some of the discomforts. While this is just one specific region where arthritis is common, based on user recommendations it can also be used on wrists and ankles as well. In fact, there are wraps that make arthritis relief easy with a TENS/EMS device.
A great thing about HiDow devices is that the vibrations and pulses that they send to your body get blood flowing, your muscles feel more relaxed, and you don’t notice the sensation of sore muscles. This makes it great for use in-between workouts and afterward when you are looking for rest and recovery. If you are interested in seeing how you can use TENS/EMS devices in between sets while you exercise, you can check out Active From Home: 3 Very Efficient Exercises to Add to Your Home Workout. In this post, we go over three at-home workouts that are great as well as show you how you can use a TENS/EMS device while you stretch in between sets.
There are some sensations that we experience that just make us feel happy. That’s because when your body is stimulated, your brain releases endorphins. It has been reported that using a TENS/EMS device can also contribute to improving feelings of happiness. According to the United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS), TENS/EMS may also stimulate the production of endorphins. So not only do you feel good because you’re keeping your pain under control, but you’re also producing the chemicals associated with making you happy. Try TENS/EMS therapy for yourself and let us know what you experience. Does it help you relieve pain? Do you feel happier when you use a TENS device? Let us know!