About Pain Therapy
Two of the simplest, least expensive and most effective methods of pain relief are heat and cold treatments. Heat treatments, such as heat pads or warm baths, tend to work best for soothing stiff joints and tired muscles. Heat is especially good for getting your body limber and ready for exercise or activity. Cold is best for acute pain, numbing painful areas and decreasing inflammation and swelling.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hot/Cold Pack - How can I heat or cool the pack?
For cool theraphy, keep pack in freezer for a minimum of two hours. Store the pack in freezer when not use. For heat theraphy:
- Bring a pan of water until boiling and remove from heat.
- Immerse the pack in water for approx. 10 min.
- Remove the pack and put it into tower cover, then apply for heat.
Electrical Stimulator - What is TENS?
TENS means Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation.
Electrical Stimulator - How easy is it to use TENS?
Using a TENS is very easy. It is portable and may be clipped to a belt, shirt pocket, bra or other clothing.
Electrical Stimulator - How does Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) work?
EMS works by stimulating muscles using tiny electric impulses. These impulses travel to the body from the EMS unit via electrode pads. Timers on the EMS unit rhythmically contract and relax the muscles, allowing you to tone or work muscles.
Electrical Stimulator - Is there any danger from badly-positioned electrodes?
No. There is no danger if the electrodes are badly positioned. The stimulation will simply become less effective.
Electrical Stimulator - TENS
The TENS generates electrical impulses that are sent through electrodes placed over nerve centers. The use of TENS usually improves pain management significantly. TENS is safe, non-invasive, drug free, non-addictive and has no side effects.