Whether it’s a diabetic ulcer or a wound caused by a surgical procedure, a wound can lead to a lot of discomfort and result in infections. When skin wounds remain open for more than two to three weeks, they can become chronic and unbearably painful. The use of a Tens machine immediately after surgery and the incision, would help:
1. reduce pain,
2. decrease need for pain meds,
3. decrease time before rehabilitation exercises,
4. reduce pain from bloating, gas.
Many years of several studies of TENS therapy has shown that not only is the method effective for pain relief, but the use of positive and negative charges of electricity, which a TENS machine delivers, actually helps in the healing of the damaged tissues and joints. For example, bone fractures heal faster with TENS. TENS pain therapy is now widely used for acute pain relief (eg post-operation, trauma, dental) and for chronic pain relief for example various forms of arthritis and old injuries. When muscles are inflamed, using one of these units can help greatly. The use of proper stimulation using a Tens machine greatly reduce inflammation found deep within muscle fibers.
For many people, the solution is Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS). TENS is a breakthrough in modern medicine, giving people the ability to continue participating in the daily activities they love. What makes TENS particularly helpful is the ability to personalize it to your own specific needs. The pulse frequency, for instance, which refers to the strength of the electrical current that is provided to the electrode, is customizable to your own specific needs. This enables you to adjust the intensity of the electrical current according to your level of pain. The greater your pain, the higher the amount of electrical current you will want to provide. Equally beneficial, you have the option to determine the duration of each pulse as well. The advantage here is that you may then set the TENS unit to continue working for as long as you desire, from hours to all day or even overnight.
Making use of your Tens unit by directly applying it to your area of pain, you can use it at home to treat an assortment of ailments, including everyday issues such as sprains, backaches, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome, to name a few. The therapy is safe and simple. Affordable portable TENS units are easily available in many health stores and online stores.