DR-HO’S TENS Pad Placement Guide for Carpal Tunnel-Related Pain [Updated 2023]

DR-HO’S TENS Pad Placement Guide for Carpal Tunnel-Related Pain [Updated 2023]
Updated March 2023



Pain is never pleasant, but it’s especially difficult to manage with disorders such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which affect your hands. Our hands are needed for nearly everything we do, so it’s important to find a way to cope with your pain. One method of managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome-related pain is through TENS & EMS technology.


DR-HO’S TENS products combine TENS & EMS technologies to provide pain relief, and can be used in many areas around the body including the neck, shoulders, arms, back, hip, legs, and feet. Though TENS therapy cannot be used to fix the underlying condition, it can provide pain relief in a moment of need.


The DR-HO'S pad placement charts series is a helpful way to understand how to properly use your TENS device. Find out the pad placement that will help you get the most out of every TENS therapy session.

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Dr. Ho’s Pad Placement Charts: A Guide to TENS Therapy

DR-HO'S pain therapy devices use TENS, EMS and our proprietary AMP technology to accomplish:

1. Relief of pain associated with sore and aching muscles due to exercise or normal day-to-day activities.

2. Symptomatic relief and management of chronic, intractable pain and for relief of pain associated with arthritis.

3. Stimulation in healthy muscles to improve and facilitate muscle performance.

4. Increased local blood circulation in healthy muscles.



What are TENS, EMS and AMP?

TENS Therapy: TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) gently stimulates the nerves to help reduce pain signals sent to the brain and provide temporary relief of pain. Additionally, TENS therapy is thought to aid in the release of endorphins — a naturally-occurring chemical that may aid in providing pain relief.


EMS Therapy: EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) gently stimulates the muscles, causing them to contract and relax in order to increase local circulation and soothe soreness. Stimulating healthy muscles will strengthen and support the areas of pain while improving muscle performance.


AMP Technology: DR-HO’s proprietary AMP (Auto Modulated Pulse) technology provides over 300 different stimulations that vary in wavelength, frequency and rest periods. These stimulations are programmed to automatically change to keep your body unfamiliar with the therapy. This will ensure your body gets the most out of every session.

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Types of DR-HO'S TENS Replacement Pads

You will receive two different types of pads when you order your DR-HO'S TENS therapy device.


Small Gel Body Pads:
These long-lasting, highly-conductive small pads are sized to target smaller, more sensitive muscles such as your neck, arms and hands.

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Large Gel Body Pads:
These larger pads are also long-lasting and highly conductive. They are designed for larger muscles such as your back, hips and legs.

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If cared for properly, both types of gel pads can be used between 70-100 times before they should be replaced. You can order Large Pad Replacement Kits and Small Pad Replacement Kits at any time. You can also browse DR-HO’S accessories for other helpful products.



Important Notes for Pad Placement

Here are some important tips to consider no matter where you are placing your pads:

1. Always place pads on clean, dry, healthy skin

2. Place pads near or surrounding the painful area, at least 1 inch apart

3. Make sure there is a linear path between the two pads

4. Do not let the pads touch

5. Wet the pads with a little bit of water before placing them on the painful area



TENS Pad Placement Instructions For Carpal Tunnel-Related Pain

Learn how to place your gel body pads for each different type of body pain:


TENS Pad Placement Instructions: Elbow, Wrist & Hands

Read more articles on how to place your TENS body pads depending on the type of pain you are experiencing.



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