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“My father had a bad back and could hardly move when he was in his 60s; how do I make sure that’s not me when I get to be his age?” PTs (Physical Therapists) hear this question a lot when working [...]

By Mike Williams | December 11, 2017 | 1 Comment
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Can You Use a TENS Unit for TMJ?

Temporomandibular disorders, or TMD is a real pain and it’s all too common. The condition is commonly (though incorrectly) known as TMJ. TMJ actually refers to the joint that TMD affects—the [...]

By Mike Williams | November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Introducing the PlayMakar Wireless TENS EMS Muscle Stimulator by iReliev

Electrotherapy has come a long way. In its earliest phases, this niche of therapy and pain treatment manifested as ancient Egyptians put electric fish on their heads to relieve headaches. Now [...]

By Mike Williams | November 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
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TENS Therapy for Feet: Drug-Free Plantar Fasciitis Relief

As the human body ages, some parts of the physical structure begin to weaken. Enter the aches and pains that come along with aging—or even earlier. For instance, it seems like everyone has [...]

By Mike Williams | November 14, 2017 | 4 Comments
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Should I Use a TENS Unit for Tennis Elbow?

Don’t let the name fool you—tennis elbow plagues more victims than just tennis players. The uncomfortable condition is caused by repetitive stress to the extensor muscles in the forearm. This [...]

By Mike Williams | November 07, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Can You Use a TENS Unit for IT Band Pain?

It’s the bane of every runner’s existence—the IT band. The iliotibial band is a tendon that runs all the way from the outer hip bone to the shin. This long tendon makes it possible to rotate the [...]

By Mike Williams | October 31, 2017 | 2 Comments
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Too Much of a Good Thing: How Often Can You Use a TENS Unit?

Electrotherapy has been around for ages, but only in recent years has this practice become accessible to all. While units used to be made strictly for use in professional settings, now there are [...]

By Mike Williams | October 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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How Effective is TENS for Carpal Tunnel Relief?

Electrotherapy such as TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is setting new standards for pain relief. This simple, effective treatment can be used to treat most types of acute and [...]

By Mike Williams | October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Using a TENS Unit for Sciatic Pain

If you have suffered from sciatica, you’re probably always on the lookout for an effective treatment. Sciatica can be uncomfortable or completely and debilitatingly painful. It calls for a pain [...]

By Mike Williams | October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Five Perks of a Portable TENS Unit

When it comes to finding the best TENS unit, what really matters? The safety that comes with FDA-approved over-the-counter use is important. So is versatility, the levels of intensity, and the [...]

By Mike Williams | September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
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