How Electrical Stimulation With TENS Can Help Your PN Symptoms

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I have been using a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electronic Nerve Stimulation) in order to block some of the pain in my feet for the last 2 years.  I purchased a TENS unit that came with slippers into which you just slip your feet.  There are 4 metal contacts embedded in the slippers  to stimulate your feet with electrical impulses during each session.  The device I bought turned out to be perfect for me.  I use mine for a half hour every day while working at my desk in my home office.  The key to all therapies including TENS therapy is to use it regularly.

A basic TENS unit will include the controller, some connecting wires and electrode self adhesive pads.  You can use the electrode pads on your feet or hands however buying slipper add ons, if available, is far more convenient.  The more convenient it is the more likely you will use it regularly.

What TENS does is stimulate the nerves with electrical impulses which reduce the amount of pain transmitted through the nerves.  It in effect becomes a non drug analgesic.  Some devices also come with gloves so that if you have peripheral neuropathy in your hands you will be able to treat it there as well.  From what I have learned over the years, TENS works for some and not others.  It appears to work well for those who do not have nerve blockage due to some type of spinal trauma or other spinal issues like arthritis.  So for most people that have peripheral neuropathy, it has a good chance of abating your pain to some degree as long as you use it regularly.

If TENS helps you then you need to make it part of a ritual along with the many other therapies to control the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy like controlling your glucose, taking nutritional supplements and exercise to name a few.

CLICK HERE to see selected TENS Units compared for Peripheral Neuropathy

 

I have provided you with several units available from Amazon below.  If you wish to shop for multiple types of items  for your peripheral neuropathy then you can also click on the “Shop” tab and then you will be able to use the onsite cart to collect your items before checking out on Amazon.

Silver Conductive Gloves for Use with Tens Machine – Supplied As Pair (FDA approved)

Conductive Therapy Brand conductive gloves for use with electro massage devices.
Includes lead wire snap adapters. Use of Trace 60 Conductive Spray (not included) or other electrolyte solution is recommended and generally required.
See our Premium Gloves packages that come with our unique Dr. created User Guide, Trace 60 Conductive Spray, and 3" premium electrode pads for use with split lead wire systems.

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Price: $49.95 $40.76

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Conductive Glove Package for TENS Electrode Pain Treatment & Diabetes, Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel, Arthritis Electrotherapy – 1 Glove – Silver Thread (Medium)

PACKAGE INCLUDES: 1 Conductive Glove (Not a pair) with lead wire adaptor + 1 Premium 3" Adhesive Electrode Pad + Trace 60 Conductive Spray + User Guide.
For treatment of Diabetes, Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Post-op Swelling, Pain Management, etc.
Compatible with Healthmate, Omron, XFT, Acclaim Digital, Rebuilder, Ultima Neuro, and other standard electrotherapy devices.

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Price: $55.71 $35.71

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Santamedical Electronic Tens Unit Handheld Pain Relief Pulse Massager

Six Auto Modes (stimulation programs) , Fully-adjustable Speed and Intensity, High Frequency stimulation to relieve pain
4 Attachment pads included, Power: DC 6V (4 AAA batteries included)
Best unit for Stress, Muscle Soreness, Stiffness, or Chronic Pain. The Simplest Tens Pulse Massager Is Also the Most Advanced

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Price: $24.95

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Zewa Spabuddy Sport Tens Pain Therapy

Provides temporary pain relief using electromassage therapy (TENS)
Easy to use with 8 computer controlled programs
30 intensity levels with 2 channels and Timer (5 - 95min and continuous)

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Price: $48.81 $43.00

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ChoiceMed OTC Tens Unit Electronic Pulse Massager

Delivers electric pulses to tired and sore muscles.Ease the pain on your shoulder,waist,neck,back,arm and leg
8 pulse modes,10 level strength,you'll get different feelings like professional massage
2 output channels can be used separately.4 attached pads.3 usage time for you to choose

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Price: $8.39

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PurePulse Electronic Pulse Massager – Portable, Handheld Tens Unit Muscle Stimulator for Pain Management

Three healing bodywork settings - massage, beat and knead-help to treat muscle stiffness, soreness and chronic pain.
Dual channels allow you to cater to the unique needs of your muscles and customize your treatment using two different stimulation and power levels simultaneously
Six high-frequency stimulation modes help accommodate your body's different muscle groups including waist, shoulder, joint, hand/leg, and foot soles

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Price: $39.95 $24.99

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Omron Pain Relief Pro

Utilizes Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) technology used by physical therapists and medical professionals for more than 30 years
100% drug free, it is safe and effective for home use (FDA cleared)
Easy-to-read LCD screen with large buttons allows for simple operation

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Price: $42.39

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Prospera Pl009-p Electronis Pulse Massager Pads, White

PL009 Replacement Pads
A set of four
Perfect for PL009

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Price: $19.99 $1.29

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Conductive Gloves Package for TENS Electrode Pain Treatment & Diabetes, Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel, Arthritis Electrotherapy – 1 PAIR – Silver Thread (M-L)

PACKAGE INCLUDES: 1 PAIR Conductive Gloves with lead wire adaptor + 2 Premium 3" Adhesive Electrode Pads + Trace 60 Conductive Spray + User Guide
For treatment of Diabetes, Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Post-op Swelling, Pain Management, etc.
Compatible with Healthmate, Omron, XFT, Acclaim Digital, TENS, EMS, Rebuilder, Ultima Neuro, and other standard electrotherapy devices

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Price: $65.77

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8 Modes Best Portable Smart Electro Pain relief Machine + 4in1 Electrodes Wire and 1 Snap On Long Life Random Color Pads HM8ML(Black) HealthmateForever

20 level of strength adjustable by increasing or decreasing steadily. Easily adjustable settings,
6 self adhesive conductive massage gel pads and all the pads can be used at same time and reusable again and again
User friendly, very easy to operate, simply press button to get favorite mode, intensity, time setting, pause therapy as needed, Right after you receive the device, simply use it for about 10-15 hours until the batter indicator shows 1 bar, then recharge the battery for about an hour.

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Price: $29.99

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Santamedical 40 pack of 2″ X 2″ Re-Usable TENS/EMS Unit Electrode Pads with Premium Gel (White Cloth)

10 Packs of 4 electrode pads, total of 40, 2 inches X 2 inches
No irritation to skin
Use for TENS, IF, muscle stimulator and more

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Price: $18.95

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Omron electroTHERAPY Pain Relief Device PM3030

Utilizes Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) technology used by physical therapists and medical professionals for more than 30 years
Features 3 pre-set programs ­ Arm, Lower Back and Leg/Foot ­ each with 5 levels of therapy intensity to help relieve pain almost anywhere
Small, portable and easy-to-use, it is designed to fit in your hand or pocket and can be used discretely anywhere

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Price: $31.49

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Premium 40 Electrodes 10 Packs of 4 Electrodes 2.0″ x 2.0″ Each Preferred White Foam Backing with US Made Gel Adhesive for Multiple Use by Eco-Patch®

This product is Approved for Over The Counter Sales
Comfortable White Foam Backing with Black Carbon Conductor and Covidien Gel Adhesive
10 packs of 4 electrodes each for total of 40 electrodes

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Price: $28.95 $13.25

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Icy Hot Smart Relief Back and Hip Starter Kit

Relieves painful muscles and joints
Same technology used by Doctors
Reusable; wire-free; easy to use

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Price: $38.99 $21.00

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AccuRelief Dual Channel TENS Electrotherapy Pain Relief System (Packaging may vary)

Uses TENS technology (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), clinically proven for safe and effective pain relief, simple-to-operate, portable device for pain management starts working instantly safely blocking the pain signal
FDA cleared for over-the-counter sale (no prescription required)
Six preset programs that correspond to a selected body part and six additional programs for tailored treatment, powerful with 25 levels of adjustable intensity, 30 minute treatment with auto shut-off

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Price: $49.99 $28.82

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XFT-320A Electrical Massager with 4 pads and Acupuncture Pen

Electrical Stimulator & Massage,
Manual, Batteries,
Therapy Cream,

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6 Modes Nerve Muscle Pain Relief Electrotherapy Device + 2 Pairs of Electrode Snap-On Reusable Pads Relaxing Pain Relief Device for Safety and Effectiveness FDA cleared Lifetime Warranty HealthmateForever NK6GL-Silver

Easily adjustable settings, including program Auto Mode & Pause (Central button). Built in timer from 10 to 60 minutes,default timer: 20 minutes. When time is due, it is automatically shut off. Pocket size, portable and convenient Effective and safe, simply follow operation instruction booklet, educational manual and placement points chart. Ultimate physical therapy tens and ems combined digital massager;
State of the Art digital 6 modes TENS EMS unit bioelectrical muscle stimulator powered by built in rechargeable lithium battery. Ancient Chinese therapeutic methods (Tuina, acupuncture, Guasha, body building ... ) and modern technologies combined (Human Body Simulation technology, bionic technology, bioelectricity technology and microcomputer intelligent control technology) Animated display on LCD screen: massage mode, intensity, treatment time, battery charging time and battery level indicator 6 programmed massage modes with customized intensities.
Ship withing 1 business day by USPS with free tracking number. Dual Channels 4 pcs of self adhesive conductive reusable pads can be used at same time and replaceable self-adhesive conductive gel pads, not necessary to use any cream and gel together Dual power sources: Built in rechargeable lithium battery connected to wall unit or computer USB port Replaceable rechargeable lithium battery, which can hold charge up to 10 hours of continuous use. 20 level of strength adjustable by increasing or decreasing steadily 6 programmed massage modes with customized intensities.

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Magicfly Tens Electronic Pulse Massager Muscle Stimulator Electrotherapy Pain Management – Excellent Muscle Stimulator for Electrotherapy Pain Management

LCD shows massage style, intensity and time remaining
Effective - Six Auto Modes (stimulation programs) and adjustable speed and intensity
Three selectable massages

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AccuRelief Wireless Remote Control TENS Supply Kit (Packaging may vary)

Uses TENS technology (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), clinically proven for safe and effective pain relief, simple-to-operate, portable device for pain management starts working instantly safely blocking the pain signal
FDA cleared for over-the-counter sale (no prescription required)
Pre-programmed with three phases of alternating therapy for quick, safe and effective relief, powerful with 20 levels of adjustable intensity increase or decrease stimulation with remote control, 30 minute treatment with auto shut-off

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Price: $89.99 $33.99

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FDA cleared HealthmateForever YK15AB TENS unit Electronic Pulse Massager Tennis Elbow,Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,Arthritis, Bursitis,and other Inflammation Ailments Patent No.USD723178S

Buttons are clearly labelled with words like "Neck", "Shoulder","Back", "Elbow", "Hip", "Ankle","Knee", "Foot/Hand", "Wrist",not "Pulse-Width", or "Waveform." The large LCD display with new featureed backlight shows you at a glance exactly whatyou need for your targeted area, including the type of massage"Knead, Acu (Acupuncture), Tap, Cupping, Scraping (Gusha),Random" and the time left on the cycle. It's fully automatic!
Especially designed for boomers, elders, we add new feature: backlit as elders can see the LCD screen and more custom made condition buttons make it much easier to choose the right button for your condition you need to treat. 2014 version state-of-the-art Over the Counter Use TENS electrotherapy unit with 15 modes and 4 outputs will help treat multi targeted areas with adjustable 20 level of intensity and frequency to reduce pain, by stimulating your nerves and muscles and relaxing your body - anytime anywhere.
New Features: Most Advanced! -15 modes, easy to select the right button to help pain relief, belt clip makes it portable . Powerful- 4 outputs can output the same 20 levels of intensity without reducing the strength. They are so powerful as the one used in chiropractor's office. The 4 outputs have same strength, no matter you use 1 output or 4 outputs at the same time without deviding the strength by 8 pads like old version to weaken the power. Easy To Use - The HealthmateForever YK15 is very simple to use.

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Price: $26.99

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AccuRelief Single Channel TENS Electrotherapy Pain Relief System (Packaging may vary)

Uses TENS technology (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), clinically proven for safe and effective pain relief, simple-to-operate, portable device for pain management starts working instantly safely blocking the pain signal
FDA cleared for over-the-counter sale (no prescription required)
Six preset programs that correspond to a selected body part, powerful with 25 levels of adjustable intensity, 30 minute treatment with auto shut-off

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Price: $39.99 $25.48

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ICY HOT Smart Relief TENS Therapy Back Refill Kit 1 ea

Relieves painful muscles and joints
Same technology used by Doctors
Reusable; Wire-free; Easy to use

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Price: $11.99 $10.65

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Zewa Replacement Electrodes 4-2 x 2 pads

Replacement Electrodes
2" x 2" square with wire connection
Pack of 4 pcs.

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Price: $7.65

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truMedic Replacement Pads Oem Tens Electrode Pads, White, 24 Individual Pads

Reusable electrode pads for tens and ems units
Maximum charge transfer and comfort
Reusable gel stick surface and wite cloth backing for comfort and durability

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Price: $19.95

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BODYMED® 45″ REPLACEMENT LEAD WIRES, One 2/PK – Item #: ZZA45LW

Universal/Compatible TENS Lead Wires 1/Pair = (2) Wires
Sold at way below wholesale cost because of the modest positive margin on the shipping.
Compatible with most imported devices including model ZZAN602.

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Tens Unit – Tens Machine for Pain Management, Back Pain and Rehabilitation.

Includes: 2 complete sets electrodes - eight (8) individual electrodes in all, a TENS unit manual, TENS Unit, lead wires, 9-volt battery, instructions, carrying case
Professional unit: Tens 7000. Portable unit with flexible and adjustable settings
5 modes of operation: Burst, Normal, Modulation, Strength Duration 1 and Strength Duration 2

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Price: $30.00

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Syrtenty Premium TENS Unit Electrodes 2″ Square 20 pack Electrode Pads for TENS Massage EMS – 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Premium Reusable Pre-Gelled Conductive Electrodes
Double Resealable Packaging for Longer Life
Universal Compatibility

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