Prior to starting any TENS therapy session, you’ll have to make sure that the area where you’ll place the TENS unit pads is thoroughly cleaned with water and air dried. You have the option to use disposable electrode pads, but premium ones like Syrtenty® electrodes for TENS unit are ideal for home use.
If you’re using new TENS unit pads, you need to peel off the adhesive plastic backing, but don’t throw them as these can be used to line the electrodes later. To ensure effective therapy, always use clean pads and use the unit on the specific body parts as advised by your doctor. You also need to ascertain that the pads really stick well, so as to prevent intermittent charges.
You may use the TENS unit for 30 minutes to an hour to help tone the muscles or to relieve pain.
However, you may also extend the duration to achieve optimum effect. Apply TENS lotion on the area following the therapy to prevent skin irritation. You have to always follow the instructions of your doctor or therapist to avoid any side effects.