How Long is it Safe to Use TENS For?

How Long is it Safe to Use TENS For?
August, 7, 2018



How Long is it Safe to Use TENS For?

Based on user experience using TENS therapy, it’s recommended that a pain sufferer use TENS for 20 minute intervals. Some TENS devices, such as The Pain Therapy System Pro, are equipped with a timer so that the user can apply the pads before bed and set the timer to shut off automatically.

If TENS therapy is used for longer than 20-minutes at a time, the user risks causing skin irritation. The user can avoid this by moving the pads every 20 minutes. Once the pads are moved from the original placement, the user can continue to feel temporary relief from their device.


How Long Does it Take for TENS Therapy to Start Working?

Pain sufferers who try TENS machines for the first time are surprised to discover that the device starts working to stimulate muscle contractions right away. What separates DR-HO'S compared to other TENS units is that DR-HO'S is not only cleared to help temporarily relieve your pain as well as temporarily increase local blood circulation, but also, DR-HO'S frequency and wavelength is patented to have a massage like sensation. Therefore, the DR-HO'S devices are safe, effective and feel like a massage!


It should be noted, however, that TENS doesn't "cure" pain, it temporarily relieves pain which can help with relief and pain management. 




Are There Any Side Effects to Using TENS Therapy?

TENS therapy is FDA cleared and safe. There are no adverse effects to using TENS therapy for the average user. People with a pacemaker should not use TENS therapy and women who are pregnant should be cautious and avoid TENS therapy. Always consult with your doctor before trying a new form of pain relief, especially if you suffer from a preexisting health condition.