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Information on Electrotherapy
General Description of Electrotherapy:
Electrotherapy is a physical treatment whereby electrical stimulation is applied to nerves and muscles via electrodes (also called electro pads) that are placed on the skin. Electrotherapy devices work in slightly different ways, depending on what type of problem they are treating. Certain devices excel at treating pain, while others specialize in muscle stimulation. Electrotherapy devices that help with pain associated with surgery, traumatic injury as well as chronic and acute pain are called Tens, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator.
How Does Tens work?
Tens are designed to relieve pain by sending gentle electrical impulses through the skin to the nerves. Those impulses are sent through lead wires to electrodes that are strategically placed at appropriate pain sites. Tens units use a 2-way approach: First, the stimulation targets the sensory nerves, stimulating them to block pain signals and prevent their transmission to the brain. Second, it promotes production of endorphins, the body’s natural pain reducing substance.
What is the most effective way to use a Tens unit?
To achieve the best results of electrotherapy, it is important to remember that the therapy merely activates the body’s own pain fighting mechanism. Placing electrodes directly over or around the painful area delivers a pain blocking current to the nerves and blocks the pain. Health professionals recommend to slightly vary the placement of the electrodes each treatment to avoid skin irritation.
How to Manage Your Pain
Where can I use this?
The SpaBuddy Sport is effective for most aches and pains at almost any body location (except for the head).
Where do I place the electrodes?
For best results, please electrodes on top of or around the area causing the most pain. On the beginning, vary the placement slightly until you find the perfect placement for your specific pain. The SpaBuddy Sport can be used with only 2 electrodes or all 4 electrodes (recommended).
Which program do I use?
The SpaBuddy Sport offers 8 different programs. Because each person reacts differently to electro therapy, there is no set program for any give body part. The best way to figure out which programs works best for your specific pain needs is to try them all. Start with program one for a couple of minutes and work your way up to program 8. Once you know which program gave you the best relief, stick with that program number.
What do I feel?
You will feel variations of tapping, tingling and massage like sensations. Always start a therapy with lowest intensity and increase slowly. If a treatment becomes uncomfortable or you feel a stinging sensation, lower the intensity. Keep in mind that if batteries get weaker you have to increase intensity more. Because Tens therapy is considered free of any side effects, you can use it as needed.
SpaBuddy Sport is easy to use
Easy to use controls:
The SpaBuddy Sport is very easy to use. It features 2 independent channels with 30 intensity levels and 8 different programs.
Large easy to read display. Shows programs and intensity bars.
Up to a 95 minute timer or continuous. Countdown timer shows time left for each treatment.
Natural drug free pain relief using electromassage therapy (TENS). Provides temporary relief of pain associated with sore and aching muscles due to strain from exercise or normal household and work activities. Incorporates the same technology used by healthcare professionals easily and safely in your own home. Designed with a unique lock button to protect yourself from accidential changes when placed in your pocket.
Please note that all devices have a plastic protection on them, just remove the plastic and there would be no scratches seen.
When removing the plastic, please pull plastic downward and not straight up as this can remove the entire screen cover.
If this happens just place it back and it will not come off again as the protective cover is very tight.