The Arthritis Foundation Recognizes TENS as an Effective Option for Relieving Pain

The Arthritis Foundation Recognizes TENS as an Effective Option for Relieving Pain
July 28, 2021

Learn Why the Arthritis Foundation Has Recognized TENS as an Effective Relief Option!

As an organization that has the best interests and well-being of the arthritis community in mind, the Arthritis Foundation is an excellent resource for those contending with arthritic pain. By advancing “research, advocacy and disease management support,” it aims to help arthritis sufferers understand, talk about and manage their pain more effectively. That’s why it’s very encouraging to see that the Arthritis Foundation recognizes TENS as an effective option to help manage and relieve symptoms of arthritic pain!

Keep reading to learn more about how TENS can help with arthritic pain and why the Arthritis Foundation recognizes this pain therapy option.

First, Let’s Recap What TENS Therapy Is

TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. It is a form of nerve stimulation (or “neuromodulation”) that, according to the Arthritis Foundation, “uses electricity to decrease pain sensations. In some people, neuromodulation treatments can ease pain with minimal risks and offer an alternative to medication for treating arthritis pain.“ (1)

TENS machines are small, compact devices that produce gentle electrical currents conducted through small pads placed on the body. This stimulation targets the nerves, temporarily reducing pain signals. In addition, TENS therapy is thought to trigger the release of endorphins, natural hormones produced by our bodies to help temporarily relieve pain.



Understanding Why TENS is an Effective Option for Relieving Symptoms of Arthritic Pain

It’s important to understand the fact that TENS therapy, like any other form of pain relief and management, does not cure pain. Instead, it is a form of neuromodulation that can help both chronic and acute pain sufferers find effective, temporary relief throughout the day. Because of this, temporary pain relief aids such as a TENS device can become an integral part of a broader pain management routine.

What Does the Arthritis Foundation Say About TENS?

According to the Arthritis Foundation, “neuromodulation treatments for arthritis may help by easing inflammation, pain and muscle weakness.” Regarding TENS specifically, they say that “TENS has been shown to relieve osteoarthritis (OA) pain and reduce the need for pain medications.“ (1)

The Foundation cites a 2015 review by Cochrane — an international charitable organisation formed to organise medical research findings. This review states that “[there is] tentative evidence that TENS reduces pain intensity over and above that seen with placebo. It’s estimated that overall, about half of people who try TENS get a 50 percent reduction in pain.“(1)



What Are The Benefits of TENS Therapy for Arthritis Sufferers?

TENS devices present arthritis sufferers with an effective, easy-to-use way to manage and symptomatically relieve arthritic pain at home or on the go.

TENS Devices Are Convenient & Easy-to-Use

Simply place the body pads on the desired area, turn the device on and relax! TENS devices such as DR-HO’S Pain Therapy System 4-Pad come with large and small body pads that pain sufferers can place in targeted areas such as the knees, shoulders, ankles, back, neck, wrists, fingers and more.



TENS Devices Are Effective

TENS machines are an effective pain relief option, provided that the machines are used properly by those who have been cleared to use them. The Arthritis Foundation states that nerve stimulation devices should not be used by those with ​​a pacemaker, another implanted device, who are pregnant, have epilepsy, or have a heart problem. Have more questions? You should always consult a medical doctor before modifying your diet, using any new product, drug, supplement, or doing new exercises.



TENS Stimulation Feels Great!

If you’re worried about the electrical stimulation, don’t be! The stimulation feels great and can be controlled to your desired intensity and comfort level. DR-HO’S Pain Therapy System feels like a soothing hands-on massage and produces 12 different massage techniques including deep kneading, relaxing rubbing and gentle chopping. Use it while you’re watching TV, gardening, before sleep, reading or whenever else you need it!



Use TENS Devices When and Where Pain Strikes

TENS units can be used multiple times during the day as needed. DR-HO’S TENS devices can be used on the weekends, in the middle of the night, and even while on vacation. They even come with an auto shut-off timer so you can use it before bed.

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If you’re looking for an effective way to manage and relieve symptoms of arthritic pain, consider a DR-HO’S TENS device! They can be used:

1. For temporary relief of pain from sore and aching muscles.
2. For symptomatic relief and management of chronic, intractable pain and arthritis-related pain.
3. To stimulate healthy muscles to improve and facilitate muscle performance.
4. To temporarily increase local blood circulation in healthy muscles.

DR-HO’S carries a wide range of TENS devices that are specifically designed for different areas of the body:

1. The Pain Therapy System 4-Pad - A general-purpose TENS device with 4 body pads for use on multiple body parts.
2. The Pain Therapy System Pro - A general-purpose TENS device with dual ports and a digital screen!
3. The Circulation Promoter - A TENS device specifically designed for use on the feet and legs.
4. The Neck Pain Pro - A TENS device specially designed for use on the neck and shoulders.
5. The Triple Action Back Belt (Canada Only) - A TENS back support belt designed for use on the lower back.

So don’t wait! If you’re looking for a way to manage and relieve symptoms of arthritis pain, try a TENS unit today and discover the benefits for yourself.


1. Arthritis Foundation. “Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Arthritis Pain