Chronic Pain Awareness Month: Discover Safe, Effective Alternatives to Opioids

By |2021-09-09T14:10:47-05:00September 9th, 2021|Back Pain, Featured, Health & Wellbeing, TENS & EMS, TENS Therapy, Uncategorized|

In 2001, the American Chronic Pain Association established September as Pain Awareness Month as a way to recognize the millions of people who suffer each day. Chronic pain affects more than 50 million adults in the U.S., according to the 2019 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). [...]

TENS Therapy Offers Safe Alternative to Opioids for Chronic Pain Sufferers

By |2021-09-08T13:51:53-05:00April 8th, 2021|Back Pain, Health & Wellbeing, TENS & EMS, TENS Therapy|

If chronic pain is keeping you from your favorite activities, you aren’t alone. In fact, studies show chronic pain affects about 1 in 5 American adults. “An estimated 50 million adults in the U.S. suffer from chronic pain,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Nearly 20 million of those affected experience pain that [...]

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

By |2021-01-01T00:34:19-06:00March 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 |2021-01-01T00:35:10-06:00March 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 |2021-01-01T00:53:07-06:00March 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. [...]

When Shoulders Hurt: Reach for TENS EMS Therapy

By |2021-01-01T01:13:47-06:00March 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 [...]

Too Much of a Good Thing: How Often Can You Use a TENS Unit?

By |2021-01-01T00:36:13-06:00March 1st, 2019|Featured, TENS & EMS, Uncategorized|

Electrotherapy has been around for ages, but only in recent years has this practice become accessible to all. While units used to be made strictly for use in professional settings, now there are portable, home-use options. With the increasing popularity of electrotherapy comes a slew of questions about how it works. One question that [...]

Can You Use a TENS Unit for IT Band Pain?

By |2021-01-01T02:36:55-06:00March 1st, 2019|TENS & EMS, Uncategorized|

It’s the bane of every runner’s existence—the IT band. The iliotibial band is a tendon that runs all the way from the outer hip bone to the shin. This long tendon makes it possible to rotate the hips laterally, and also acts as a stabilizer for the knee. IT band syndrome is brought about [...]

Should I Use a TENS Unit for Tennis Elbow?

By |2021-01-01T02:35:12-06:00March 1st, 2019|TENS & EMS, Uncategorized|

Don’t let the name fool you—tennis elbow plagues more victims than just tennis players. The uncomfortable condition is caused by repetitive stress to the extensor muscles in the forearm. This overuse often comes quickly with the regular swing of the tennis racquet, which is where the condition gets its name. But there are dozens [...]

TENS Therapy for Feet: Drug-Free Plantar Fasciitis Relief

By |2021-01-01T02:35:54-06:00March 1st, 2019|TENS & EMS, Uncategorized|

As the human body ages, some parts of the physical structure begin to weaken. Enter the aches and pains that come along with aging—or even earlier. For instance, it seems like everyone has suffered from sore feet by their third decade. People with a lifestyle that requires a lot of walking or running are [...]

Introducing the Wireless TENS EMS Muscle Stimulator by iReliev

By |2021-01-01T00:37:09-06:00March 1st, 2019|Featured, TENS & EMS, Uncategorized|

Electrotherapy has come a long way. In its earliest phases, this niche of therapy and pain treatment manifested as ancient Egyptians put electric fish on their heads to relieve headaches. Now electrotherapy has been studied, tweaked, and developed so that it’s accessible, advanced, and effective. The tools for electrotherapy come in many shapes, sizes, [...]

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