Whether your chronic or acute shoulder pain is from a rotator cuff injury, bursitis, frozen shoulder, tendon tear, muscle knot, or you simply have general shoulder soreness, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy can help you find relief. A portable TENS unit is a terrific non-invasive, natural, and drug-free treatment for shoulder pain.
About Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve stimulation (TENS) Therapy
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy provides pain relief via low-voltage electrical current. The word “transcutaneous” means “across the skin”; which describes how the electrical current is delivered to an injured area. In other words, once applied to the shoulder area that is experiencing pain, the TENS unit stimulates the nerves in that area by delivering an electrical current through the skin.
While the therapy is underway, modified electrical pulses are sent from the TENS machine through lead wires and electrodes that are attached to it to the nerves that sit underneath the surface of the skin. When used on a regular basis, this muscle stimulator can significantly reduce pain temporarily.
The TENS machine can be set to different wavelength frequencies, which allows you to modify the treatment for your specific shoulder pain needs. For example, the electrotherapy TENS device can be set to deliver an almost steady flow of electrical current, or it can be set to provide a sudden burst of electrical current. With any of Utopia Gear’s TENS machines, there are ample modes to choose from to find the one that you prefer.
3 Places for TENS Unit Pad Placement for Shoulder Pain
TENS therapy is used to treat a multitude of chronic and acute physical aches and pains, including shoulder pain. If you are suffering from pain in your shoulder, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy or EMS (electronic muscle stimulation) can help and is designed to ease your pain, stimulate your muscles, and improve your range of motion.
For the treatment of shoulder pain, the optimal placement of the TENS unit depends on the type of injury you are suffering from, as the below diagrams depict.
If you’re suffering from rotator cuff injuries, bursitis, or frozen shoulder, one pad can be placed on the front of the shoulder and one can be placed on the back. This placement will stimulate the entire joint.
For pain that is centralized to one shoulder, both pads can be placed on the side that is in pain.
For general soreness, the pads are placed on the trapezius muscle, the location where a lot of stress is often held.
With proper pad placement, a Utopia Gear TENS unit can drastically reduce your shoulder pain. And because they are compact, easy to use, and run on a rechargeable lithium ion battery, they are portable, making them convenient to take to the office or to travel with. Basically, you can have a physical therapy session in your hand at any place or at any time.
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