What Does a TENS Unit Do For Muscles?

What Does a TENS Unit Do For Muscles?
April, 8, 2019



TENS unit for muscles



Here Are the Benefits of Using a TENS Unit for Muscles

Whether it’s the result of a good workout, an injury or personal pain issues, we’ve all experienced bouts of muscle pain. Using a TENS unit for muscles can help in a variety of different circumstances. But what does TENS do for our muscles? What are the functions that allow it to help temporarily relieve pain? This information can be valuable for those who workout regularly, those looking to get into better shape or those who suffer from pain. With that, here is a breakdown of what TENS therapy does to the muscles in our body.

TENS unit for muscles



The Technology Behind a TENS Unit

In order to understand how TENS machines like DR-HO’S Pain Therapy System Pro interact with the muscles, it’s first important to recall how TENS therapy works. TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) therapy gently stimulates the muscles and nerves to temporarily relieve pain and help increase local blood circulation. By stimulating your healthy muscles, TENS units can improve and facilitate improved muscle performance.



EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation)

The Pain Therapy System Pro combines the benefits TENS therapy and Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS). EMS plays a significant role in how this TENS unit can help stimulate muscles after a workout or otherwise. Even though The Pain Therapy System Pro combines TENS and EMS, the two therapies serve different purposes. Whereas TENS helps temporarily relieve muscle pain through stimulating the nerves, EMS can help stimulate muscles to temporarily increase local circulation. The goal of this muscle stimulation is to get the muscle to contract and release in constantly changing patterns.


TENS unit for muscles

Whether it’s to address post-workout pain, or nagging pain issues, here are some ways a combined EMS and TENS unit helps the muscles:



A TENS Unit Can Temporarily Increase Local Circulation

As the Pain Therapy System Pro releases its gentle electrical impulses to stimulate the muscle fibres, the targeted muscles will contract and release. This repetitive action works to temporarily increase local circulation.


Healthy circulation is key for an overall healthy body. Blood flow helps transport oxygen and nutrients to the body tissues that need it. This  includes muscles after a workout. When oxygenated blood effectively flows to the muscle, it helps to provide nutrients and oxygen to the overworked muscle.



A TENS Unit Can Help Temprarily Ease Pain After a Workout

Muscle soreness after a workout is very normal. As we workout, we put strain and stress on our muscles. Because TENS therapy is first and foremost about temporary pain management, The Pain Therapy System is an excellent way to temporarily relieve muscle pain after a workout.


As mentioned earlier, waves of gentle electric current travel along the nerve fibres causing the muscles and contract and relax resulting in temporary increase of local blood circulation. Our Auto-Modulating Waveforms constantly change patterns, which provides over 300 auto-modulating frequencies and wavelengths that mimic a massage like treatment to temporarily relieve your pain. The Pain Therapy System stimulates healthy muscles in order to improve and facilitate muscle performance making this an ideal post-workout pain management routine.



A TENS Unit Can Reduce Muscle Pain

Muscle pain occurs when the muscles stay in a contracted position for a long period of time. It can cause discomfort and greatly affect a person’s day. 


DR-HO’S TENS units can temporarily help with sore and achy muscles. The consistent contracting and relaxing action both soothes and exercises sore and achy muscles, helping them to relax. 



EMS Can Stimulate Healthy Muscles In Order to Improve and Facilitate Muscle Performance. 

Health professionals have traditionally used TEN / EMS combination units in physical therapy to help temporarily relieve muscle pain and pain from arthritis. This is because it is an effective way to stimulate muscles and increase temporary local circulation.  The auto-modulating stimulation temporarily increases local circulation in the muscles to improve muscle performance.

DR-HO'S Pain Therapy System Pro




Pain Relief from Sore and Achy muscles, to symptomatic relief and management of chronic, intractable pain and pain from arthritis

Muscle pain can be a burden no matter how it arises. A TENS unit is an effective, convenient way to relieve pain. DR-HO’S TENS units stimulate the nerves and the muscles for the symptomatic relief and management of chronic, intractable pain and relief of pain associated with arthritis . Learn more about TENS therapy today and see how temporarily relieving your pain can improve your quality of life.



Learn More About TENS Therapy

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  2. DR-HO’S TENS Buyer’s Guide: An Introduction to TENS Therapy
  3. How to Choose a TENS Machine.
  4. What is a TENS Machine?
  5. How Do TENS Machines Work?
  6. TENS Machine Side Effects: Is TENS Therapy Safe?
  7. What Is the Difference between EMS and TENS Therapy?
  8. Do TENS Units Really Work?
  9. What Conditions are TENS Machines Used For?
  10. Best TENS Machine: How to Find the Best Price, Quality, & Machine
  11. TENS Machine Reviews: Customer Reviews on DR-HO’S TENS Machines
  12. How to Use a TENS Machine – And How to Know You’re Using It Properly
  13. TENS Machine Prices: Compare Devices & Find The Best Deal
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  16. Can TENS Machines Help with Muscle Recovery Post Workout?
  17. Video: The Top 7 Questions People Ask About TENS
  18. How Does a TENS Unit Decrease Pain?
  19. Can You Use a TENS Unit While Sleeping?
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