The Benefits Of A Home TENS Unit

The benefits of a home TENS unit are multiple fold, and this article will discuss how having a home TENS unit can help you.

What Is A Home TENS Unit

A home TENS unit is a portable device about the size of a pager, that can be used at home or taken with you on the go.  TENS units effectively use an electrical current to aid in reducing pain, decreasing inflammation, and improving your ability to perform daily activities.  The home TENS unit has electrical leads which connect to electrodes that are placed around the treatment area of your body.

Cost Of A Home TENS Unit

Home TENS UnitMany times your health insurance will supplement or cover completely the purchase of a home TENS unit.  Most of the time a script is required in order to purchase one from your medical doctor.  You are able to buy replacement electrodes though without needing a medical script, and we will disclose the best place to purchase your replacement home tens unit electrodes.

If your insurance doesn’t cover the cost of the home TENS unit, the cost of the home TENS unit depends on where you purchase it and how fancy of a model you choose.  The units can range from $40-$1000 based on their pre-programmed treatment options, digital displays, timers, etc – but there are no major differences in the function of the base models vs. the premium models.  We typically recommend the base models for home usage, unless your healthcare provider feels you require some of the expensive add-ons.

Benefits Of A Home TENS Unit

The main benefits of a home TENS unit include reducing pain in the treatment area, decreasing inflammation, and improving strength and function.  Another benefit of TENS is that by reducing your pain levels, patients are able to depend less on pharmacological interventions, or narcotics, in helping to control their pain.  Saving on the use of prescription drugs can save large amounts of money over the duration of an injury.

TENS units are so portable that they can often be used by an individual while they are performing their work or daily activities without interfering with their function.  Being able to wear the TENS unit can help them complete the activities without having pain.

Electrodes For A Home TENS Unit

Electrodes are the means with which the electrical current is transferred from the home TENS unit to the targeted treatment area.  An electrode is an adhesive pad which can be reused for many treatments.  Quality electrodes have a premium adhesive which will tolerate repeated use, a solid anchoring of the electrode lead into the electrode body, and durable cloth-backing.  The best supplier of high-quality electrodes at bargain basement prices is BuyElectrodes.com.  No one comes close to delivering the quality of BuyElectrodes.com’s electrodes at anywhere near their pricing.

Order Your Tens Unit Electrodes Today

The self adhesive electrode pads we recommend are 2″ x 2″ (50mm x 50mm), cloth-backed, self-adhesive electrodes from BuyElectrodes.com. They are carbon backed, used for multiple types of electrical stimulation, have strongly bonded leads to the electrode body, and reusable for many, many applications.

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Simply select the TENS unit electrodes package you’d like from the drop down menu. Also, we charge only $3.50 per order for shipping/handling within the USA, regardless of the order size! Prices start at $2.99/pack and drop to $2.39/pack with the largest combination pack. No one in the business will offer anywhere near the quality of Tens unit electrodes at these bottom-floor prices! Order your TENS unit electrodes today and take advantage of our unbeatable pricing and fast shipping!


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