Momma Told Me: Ease Muscle And Joint Pain With A Pulse Massager #TENSunit

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Ease Muscle And Joint Pain With A Pulse Massager #TENSunit

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Santa Medical Personal TENS Unit Pulse Massage Therapy

Momma Told Me: It ain't easy being pretty.

Shoes with heels, next to the corset, just may be one of the cruelest fashion accessories ever invented to torture women. Few articles of clothing look so deceptively attractive and wreak so much havoc and damage upon our bodies. Perhaps one of the more twisted examples of heels in modern footwear is the 'hidden heel' or wedge, in which the only person who can perceive an elevation in heel is the one wearing the actual shoes.  The most common presentation of this phenomenon is the example image of the 'sneakers' below, which in fact have a 1.5" wedge built into the back of them. One tricks their mind into thinking they are wearing ordinary casual footwear, while their back is undergoing the pressure of altered arches and drops hours a day.
Few things could illustrate this example, and caution, like my trip to the Oregon Coast last year- where the only shoes I packed were said wedges, and flip flops. By the time I'd arrived at our impromptu destination, full group in tow, int he company of eager family members, I at last realized I was about to hike to the highest lookout point on the Oregon Coast in, essentially, wedges. I won't lie, it didn't feel like an issue at the time- I didn't notice myself straining to climb, and the paths were well fleshed out. Unfortunately, through Thanksgiving, I found myself barely able to get out of a chair without screaming in pain. The hidden angles within my shoes, combined with the sharp angles of the terrain meant bad news for my lower back.
Santa Medical Personal TENS Unit Pulse Massage Therapy
Santa Medical Personal TENS Unit Pulse Massage Therapy
So I did what most American women would do and I swore off 'nice' shoes until my back had once again cooled down. Unfortunately, the damage was much more long term. Even a year later, wearing heels for more than  few hours promises aches and pains later. A physical therapist, who has also been coaching on how to treat joint paint after league (bowling) suggested we invest in an affordable at-home TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) unit that would effectively treat long term pain through pulse massage. I'll admit, it all sounded a little medieval at first, and the idea of putting electrodes on my skin was not compelling.
Santa Medical Personal TENS Unit Pulse Massage Therapy
When a very large name pain care brand, for athletes, released a similar consumer device, at a hefty price, I decided to invest- Unfortunately, the company was more concerned about selling different pads to treat different areas, then offering their consumers versatile, all over, treatment. I returned the unit, and now had the courage to search online. The Santa Medical #TENSunit Electronic Pulse Massager was under $40 and includes 2 individually operating electrode pairs for unlimited physical treatment configurations. It also boasted a compact remote operation, about the size of our cable remote, six stimulation modes (think of these as the massage formats you'd find in the pedicure chair at the salon,) and an LCD display.
Santa Medical Personal TENS Unit Pulse Massage Therapy
Running on just 4 AAA batteries, this little unit has many levels of intensity and quick treatment buttons for various target areas such as the neck, waist/shoulder, hand/leg, sole, and joint. I especially love that I can choose a pre-set treatment, or custom adjust the intensity and formation of pulses to my own preference. This #TENSunit works by transmitting micro pulse emissions to your nerves, which help shut down and soothe pain receptors. It is not intended to stop or treat the cause of the pain, but help soothe the muscles and joints response to pain.

While I was greatly impressed with the quality of the pulse massage treatment (which in fact had multiple distinct patterns, and felt much like a high end massage chair might) I wished there was more literature about pad placement and area treatment. For this, anyone new to a TENS Unit will want to consult their physical therapist, or an online guide to make the most of their treatment. Additionally, I'd ordinarily suggest buying a second set of pads, for anyone who plans on sharing their unit- but the affordable price of the Santa Medical Electronic Pulse Massager overall lends itself towards owning multiple units, one per user.
Santa Medical Personal TENS Unit Pulse Massage Therapy
Through my own personal experience with TENs therapy, for lower back pain, and joint issues at the knee, there is no faster relief of pain; nor a more convenient, drug free, one- especially when pain strikes out of the blue. There are a variety of uses and pain causes that can be effectively treated with this unit, when used with knowledge and a guide; making it a great gift this holiday season for anyone who experiences muscle stiffness or pain with regularity.

What Daughter Says: We can't always avoid the cost of beauty, but we can help ease the pain of being beautiful.


9 comments:

  1. This is awesome - I had no idea you could purchase these for home use. I've had them used on me at the chiropractor and they help so much. Thanks for sharing this :)

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  2. My husband has constant back pain. We've used these in the doctor's office before but really should invest in one for our home.

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  3. My chiropractor uses something like this in the office and it feels amazing! Having one at home is now on my Christmas wish list. Thank you so much!

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  4. After eleven years of suffering through constant back and neck pain that eventually helped put me on Disability this year, I am finally at long last in physical therapy with a chiropractor. The first thing they do when I go in to the office is put me on a #TENSunit and a massage table for ten minutes. That thing is changing my life!! My chiropractor is going to allow me to borrow a portable unit for a couple of days to see if using it at home helps (I can't take any OTC pain drugs), and I'm really excited to find out if it helps. If so, I may have to get one of these devices you're specifically talking about in this post. You can't beat $40 for a #TENSunit!! Thank you for such a detailed review.

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  5. Ooooh...I like this! Sounds like something I could really benefit from when I have muscle pain. I had never seen anything like this before either. Thanks for the heads up!

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  6. i get a lot of pain in my neck and shoulders, i would love to try that out, thanks!

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  7. I have lower back issues and for some reason, the TENS unit I was given did not really help me. I am happy for you that yours did.

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  8. Awesome review Jenna.. I've been looking at similar models and was wondering if they really work.. I have a lot of Fibro pain and lots of pain due to my Lupus, I bet this would work well for me, too.. Thanks soo much, will have to check it out.

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  9. I know what it is like to have to hike with the wrong shoes. After a while, it really starts to strain your back and legs! However, I've never tried using an electronic pulse massager before. I'm glad to hear that it worked so quickly for you! http://www.painreliefplace.com/hi-dowmassagerinformation

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