Why Electrotherapy is a Dream Come True for Affiliate Bloggers

By |2019-05-16T00:44:15-05:00March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Attention all blogger, health, fitness and weight loss sites! Have you considered writing about electrotherapy? Now is a great time to do it. Electrotherapy is on the rise as a popular over-the-counter pain solution. This is, in part, thanks to companies like iReliev who have produced usable, effective, FDA-approved devices that anyone can use. Gone [...]

History of Electrotherapy

By |2019-03-18T10:02:25-05:00March 1st, 2019|The History, Uncategorized|

Electric fish, Benjamin Franklin, attacks by the FDA...there's more to the rich history of electrotherapy than meets the eye. From humble beginnings in ancient Egypt to low-key studies in the 20th century, electrotherapy has never been without its proponents. Thanks to those curious and consistent supporters, today's world has access to the benefits of [...]

TENS Unit Reviews: 5 Features You Should Look For in a TENS Unit

By |2019-03-18T13:06:12-05:00March 1st, 2019|Featured, TENS & EMS, Uncategorized|

We live in a consumer-driven culture, and sometimes that makes things tricky. If you’re looking for a new sweater, great! You have options! But if you’re looking for something like a TENS unit or a combination TENS + EMS unit, you need more than the right size and color. You need efficiency, practicality, strength, [...]

8 Things You Need to Know about TENS Units & EMS Therapy Devices

By |2019-03-18T13:06:25-05:00March 1st, 2019|Featured, TENS & EMS, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized|

As electrotherapy grows in popularity, so does its presence online. But some places, like ecommerce sites or misinformed websites, provide incomplete resources for those trying to understand electrotherapy. Contrary to what many of these places suggest, TENS Units and EMS devices are not the same thing. It’s important to know the differences between the [...]

5 Reasons to Use EMS in Conjunction With Strength Training

By |2019-03-18T10:02:32-05:00March 1st, 2019|TENS & EMS, Uncategorized|

If you’re involved in athletics in any significant way, the chances are you’ve heard of a thing called EMS. EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) uses gentle electrical impulses to stimulate the muscles to contract them, then relax the muscles again. This works like a passive exercise, increasing blood flow to the area and encouraging muscle growth. [...]

My iReliev Device Won’t Adjust Past “1”: Auto-Intensity Reset Safety Feature

By |2019-03-18T10:02:35-05:00March 1st, 2019|Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized|

In the world of TENS Units, there are two ways to go: prescription and over-the-counter (Read more on the difference between prescription and over-the-counter electrotherapy devices). In general, and especially when buying over the internet, it’s much safer to go with over-the-counter units. (For more on this, see our previous blog post on prescription versus over-the-counter.) [...]

When Shoulders Hurt: Reach for TENS EMS Therapy

By |2019-03-18T10:02:37-05:00March 1st, 2019|TENS & EMS, Uncategorized|

Shoulder pain and injuries are the second most common orthopedic condition we face as adults. There were over 7.5 million visits to the doctor for shoulder pain in 2006, according to The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). The majority of these injuries are a simple tendonitis but some become complex conditions, potentially requiring surgery. Overuse [...]

Using Electrotherapy For Acute Elbow Pain

By |2019-05-16T01:07:09-05:00March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Has your elbow been bothering you? Does it hurt to lift things? Open bottles? Carry a laundry basket? You may be suffering from acute elbow pain. Sure, it feels worse and lasts longer than the last time you hit your funny bone against the counter. But, the good news is, in many cases, with proper [...]

Using Electrotherapy For Acute Knee Pain

By |2019-05-16T01:03:09-05:00March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

The human knee has its work cut out for it. It is the largest joint in the human body and provides support all day long. It’s used to walking, sitting, standing, running, pivoting and more. With so many opportunities for injury, it’s no wonder that acute knee pain is one of the most common types [...]

TENS Unit Electrotherapy for Football Injuries

By |2019-03-18T10:02:49-05:00March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Remember in school when it was time for recess and you couldn't wait to run outside? Maybe you’d sprint right up to the grassy field and dive right into a game. Perhaps it was football, soccer, kickball or whatever struck your fancy. Remember twisting your ankle, too? That happens a lot when we ask [...]

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