Do TENS Units Relieve Muscle Pain?

Do TENS Units Relieve Muscle Pain?
February 20, 2020

Do TENS units relieve muscle pain?

Muscle soreness and stiffness is a daily reality for many pain-sufferers. And considering how muscle pain can affect your day-to-day and overall quality of life, it’s important to find ways to manage it comfortably so you can get back to the things you love to do. It’s common to resort to prescribed and over-the-counter pain medications, but there are a variety of alternative methods to manage your own pain from home.

That being said, using a TENS & EMS device can be an effective way to temporarily relieve pain without the use of drugs or invasive procedures. But how exactly do TENS units relieve muscle pain? Continue reading to learn more about this method of pain relief.

A recap on TENS Therapy

TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) therapy is a safe, gentle form of electrical stimulation that targets pain receptors in the nervous system. The stimulation generated by TENS units floods the nervous system in order to override pain signals with a different sensation. This effectively “blocks” the brain from registering pain signals while the TENS stimulation is activated.

What differentiates DR-HO’S Pain Therapy System is the fact that it uses TENS therapy in conjunction with EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) and AMP (Auto-Modulating Pulse) technology to provide even more relief from tense, sore and strained muscles. These additional technologies can help TENS units relieve muscle pain and more. 



What is EMS?

EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) is a form of electrical impulse therapy that’s used to stimulate muscles, causing them to contract and relax. Not only can this help with spasms and soreness, but it can help warm-up the body before physical activity in order to prevent strain. 

EMS is generally not used for pain management, but rather for the improvement of muscle performance in healthy muscles and for the temporary increase of local blood circulation. Improved circulation can help deliver oxygen and other nutrients in the blood to the affected muscles to assist with recovery and to alleviate stiff muscles.



DR-HO’S Pain Therapy System combines TENS and EMS

Even though TENS and EMS are different, they can be combined into one unit. Devices like DR-HO’S Pain Therapy System 4-Pad provide the dual benefits of both TENS and EMS. Because of this combination, this unit is ideal for muscle pain relief and recovery.

A combined EMS and TENS unit can both block pain signals from reaching the brain and allow painful muscles to contract and release, helping you find temporary relief when you need it. 

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DR-HO’S proprietary AMP Technology helps relieve muscle pain effectively over time

Most TENS and EMS machines out there only use one type of stimulation. Over time, the body will adapt to the stimulation, resulting in the therapy losing its effectiveness. AMP (Auto Modulating Pulse) technology differs from a regular TENS unit as it uses wave patterns and frequencies that change automatically to prevent the body from adapting to the therapy. This is the main difference between DR-HO’S TENS products and similar devices on the market. 



Now that you know how TENS units relieve muscle pain, add one to your pain management routine. 

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