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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 be a major help in a variety of different circumstances. But what does TENS do for our muscles? What are the functions that allow it to relieve pain? This information can be valuable for those who workout regularly, those looking to get into better shape or those who suffer from chronic or acute 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 is a drug-free, non-invasive way to temporarily relieve pain. It uses gentle electrical pulses to directly stimulate the nerves, while at the same time blocking pain signals in the brain. It also helps stimulate the release of endorphins (the "feel good" chemical) into the body.

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 with muscle pain 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 relieve to muscle pain through stimulating the nerve endings and blocking pain signals, EMS can help strengthen muscles, soothe strained muscles and improve 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 chronic or acute issues, here are some ways a combined EMS and TENS unit helps the muscles:

A TENS Unit Can Increase Circulation and Oxygenation

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 boost circulation, as it helps the blood vessels pump blood more efficiently.

Circulation and muscle oxygenation are key to preventing pain and maintaining overall body health. Blood flow helps transports oxygen and nutrients to the body tissues that need it. This  includes painful, inflamed muscles after a workout. When oxygenated blood effectively flows to the muscle, it helps to fight inflammation so the muscle can heal quicker.

A TENS Unit Can Help Ease Pain After a Workout

Muscle soreness after a workout is very normal. As we workout, we put quite a lot of strain and stress on our muscles. Because TENS therapy is first and foremost about pain management, The Pain Therapy System is an excellent way to temporarily relieve muscle soreness after a workout in as little as 20 minutes.

As mentioned earlier, waves of gentle electric current travel along the nerve fibres and block pain signals from reaching the brain. Our Auto-Modulating Waveforms constantly change patterns, which prevents the body from getting used to the stimulation. Combine these benefits with the massage-type stimulation and the release of endorphins, and you have an ideal post-workout pain management routine.

A TENS Unit Can Reduce Muscle Tension and Spasms

Muscle tension 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 ability to go about their days pain free. Muscle spasms occur when a muscle or a group of muscles contract unexpectedly. They are caused by overuse, dehydration and from other health complications.

DR-HO'S TENS units can help with muscle tension and spasms due to their ability to ease the muscle out of its state of stress. The consistent expanding and contracting action both soothes and strengthens strained muscles, helping them to relax. This stimulation can also help to improve the affected muscle's range of motion.

EMS Can Help With Muscle Re-Education

Health professionals and pain sufferers often use EMS in the early stages of physical therapy to recover from injuries. This is because it is an effective way to stimulate muscles that have gone underused for a long period of time. The steady stimulation can start to build up strength and muscle tone. It also allows the affected muscle to gradually get accustomed to its intended range of motion once again.

DR-HO'S Pain Therapy System Pro


Don't Let Muscle Pain Get in the Way

Muscle pain can be a burden no matter how it arises. A TENS unit is an effective, convenient way to find muscle relief when you truly need it. DR-HO'S TENS units stimulate the nerves and the muscles themselves to provide comprehensive pain relief. Learn more about TENS therapy today and see how it 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
  14. TENS Vs EMS for Muscle Recovery
  15. How to Use TENS for Muscle Recovery
  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?
  20. How Long is it Safe to Use TENS For?

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