In using TENS therapy to manage pain, choosing the right electrode pads is important to ensure that the current emitted by the device is transferred properly to the skin and nerves around painful area in our body. Here are 5 factors to consider in finding the best electrode pad:
1. Universal compatibility. It should fit TENS units' standard 1.8-2.2 mm pigtail connection or 3.5 mm snap connection.
2. Ready to use. It should be pre-gelled.
3. Long lasting. It come with good packaging- sealed and electrode pads sticked in clean plastic cover.
4. Latex-free and strong adhesion. It should not irritate the skin but should stick well on clean, oil-free skin.
5. Comes in various shapes and sizes. There should be different shapes and sizes available to fit any area you want to apply TENS therapy on.
All about spinal stenosis, who are at risk of having this disease, how it is diagnosed and where the electrodes need to be placed to help minimize the pain from spinal stenosis.
Spinal stenosis is a condition where there;s narrowing of spinal spaces.This is common among older people or may be congenital. It can be diagnosed via MRI and the location of stenosis can also be identified through this. Recommended electrode pad placement usually is on the flanks. TENS is a relatively safe treatment for this condition.
I’ve been suffering from plantar fasciitis, and I guess having to deal with the pain on my feet on a daily basis increased my pain tolerance, as well as thresholds. However, every person is made up of a unique DNA, and we have different reactions to certain stimuli like pain. There are those people, especially women, who have much lower pain tolerance and threshold. ...