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T.E.N.S Explained – What is T.E.N.S and how does it work?

T.E.N.S Explained – What is T.E.N.S and how does it work?
Here at TensCare, we are big believers in feeling better naturally and utilising the body’s natural abilities to alleviate pain. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (T.E.N.S) allows us to do this. Whilst TENS may sound like a scary concept – it is in fact very safe and has been used by millions around the world to alleviate pain. However, I know you will be asking the question “how does it help alleviate pain?” which is a really good question. TENS works in one of two ways:
Pain Gate
When we sense pain, our sensory neurons will pass a message to the brain to inform about such pain. In turn, your body will take the required actions to avoid this. For example, if you have ever put your hand on a hot stove, your body will tell you to move your hand. However, in some circumstance, you may need a little helping hand to stop this message from reaching the brain – especially for pains that cannot be alleviated by simply moving hands or doing something quick and easy. TENS helps by closing this pain gate that allows the pain message to pass to the brain, meaning you will feel a reduction in pain. Perfect if you suffer from chronic, musculoskeletal or general aches and pains. This has been noted to be like “rubbing” the pain better.
 Endorphin’s Release
Endorphins are otherwise known as the body’s natural pain killer. If you have been to the gym or gone for a run, you may have experienced a euphoric feeling once it has finished – this is the body releasing endorphins that make you feel good. Similarly, eating chocolate is also known to release endorphins like serotonin and dopamine. We recommend using a TENS machine at low frequencies for around 40 minutes (we have specially tailored programmes). After this, the effect will last for hours and provide constant pain relief.
Both theories can help to alleviate pain in a wide range of areas such as:
  1. Chronic Pain – this pain is known as an ongoing pain that can last upwards of six months. Once the initial injury or illness that caused this pain has healed, the pain signals outlast this healing process and can remain active for weeks, months or even years. Some causes of chronic pain can be, but not limited to, lumbago, arthritis, back pain, sciatica central pain or hip pains.
 
  1. Acute pain – this is pain that comes on suddenly and is caused by something specific – this can be a sharp pain. Acute pain, unlike chronic pain, usually lasts no longer than six months. The pain will go away once the underlying cause for the pain has ceased; for example: an injury has healed, or an illness has been cured. Some causes of acute pain can be, but not limited to: Surgery, broken bones, dental work, burns, cuts, or childbirth.
 
  1. Musculoskeletal pain – this refers to pains in the muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. This can be in one area of the body such as back pain but can also be felt throughout the body in conditions such as fibromyalgia. This pain can fall under acute or chronic pain also, depending on the period it lasts. Some causes of musculoskeletal pain can be, but not limited to, fibromyalgia, falling down, sprains or blows to muscles.
 
With such delicate factors causing pain, you want to know you are being treated with the best possible programmes by a brand you can trust. As an electrotherapy specialist, we have over 20 years of knowledge in the field and we make it our mission to make you feel better naturally. That is why we have several machines that can help with your pain management. If you are looking for a comprehensive pain relief unit, look no further than the Sports TENS 2 – boasting 10 pre-set programmes and the additional potential to create two of your own manual programmes, you are sure to find a programme that can help with any of your pain needs. It also offers a massage function that has proven beneficial to help relax pains and aches, even if they do not require applications such as TENS.
TensCare Sports TENS 2 Muscle Stimulator
However, if you want a no fuss unit, the Perfect TENS would be a great option. Offering 8 pre-set programmes and 1 manual programme, this machine is perfect if you want to just use TENS technology and do not require any other assistance, making it quick and easy to use.
All our machines come with a memory function and start on the last programme used, so you do not need to worry about finding the programme again. Furthermore, we have an open-circuit detection system that will automatically reset the machine’s intensity to 0 to avoid any nasty shocks, as the last thing we would want to do at TensCare is cause more pain.
Our countless years of experience enable high quality to be combined with the latest technology, in the design of our machines. You can have peace of mind that you will be receiving the best treatment for your ailment and will soon be feeling better naturally.
At TensCare we sell our products on many different platforms; this is to offer you greater choices of potential purchase channels and puts the emphasis on the environment in which you feel most comfortable. As our lives become increasingly digitalised, it is important for us to remember that customers like to shop in different ways. As people become increasingly loyal to eCommerce platforms like Amazon, it is important to us that we are there for you as well. We understand the benefits that other platforms can provide and the ability to purchase multiple products from different brands at once; we strive, to offer multiple delivery choices. Hence our utilization of all these platforms to make sure you are not missing out on your favourite products from TensCare and you can all rely on us to help relieve any pains you may have, no matter where you shop.

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