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Three of our most popular TENS each have clinically preset approved programs for ease of use and are CE certified to meet all the latest medical requirements.

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  • Fully rechargeable with up to 10 hours of use between charges.

  • Supplied with easy to understand user guide with electrode placement and also includes which programme to use on the most common conditions.

  • Preset programmes which are clinically validated for proven pain relief.

  • Aftersales service, we are a registered medical company based in Greater Manchester and a main supplier of TENS to the NHS pain clinics and physiotherapy departments.

  • Need help? Please call 0161 429 7330 between the hours of 8am - 3pm and we can offer advice on the most suitable model for your needs.

 

 

What is a Tens Machine? 

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) machines are a device that helps relieve pain which involves using a mild electrical current. A Tens machine is a small battery-operated device that has sticky pads (electrodes) connected to the machine. Nowadays you have a fantastic array of TENS products that all have different programs and more portable uses, one of these is our Wireless Tens Machines

The sticky pads (electrodes) are attached directly to your skin, do not worry they certainly won’t hurt you when you pull them off your skin. Once the machine is switched on, a small electrical current is delivered to the effected areas of your body, you most likely will feel a tingling sensation during this process.

How does a Tens Machine work?

The Endorphin Release theory suggests that TENS works by sending electric current that only focuses on the sensory nerve endings that control pain. With the help of these currents passing to the brain, it releases endorphins which are also known as the body’s natural painkiller.

These endorphins reduce the pain felt by the patient. They act exactly like prescription drugs but without the side effects.

According to the Gate Control Theory, a neural mechanism located in our spines acts as a gate that closes and opens when it receives signals from the brain. The electric signals produced by the TENS interfere with the pain determining signals in the body. The gate reacts to the signals produced by the TENS machine rather than that of the body so even if there is a pain you brain will not be able to interpret it.


This image shows two individuals with their brain and spine show from a side view in the picture. The picture is being used to show how the Tens Machines work on specific affected areas of the spine and nerve endings. These help the brain create endorphins from the brain to then increase the production of the bodies natural pain killer. The picture on the left shows a person struggling with pain, whilst the person on the right shows how effective the tens machines is, with more green areas than red - indicating the machine is relieving pain in affected areas

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TENS can be used to alleviate pain caused by a wide range of problems like back pain, Joint pains, arthritis, sciatica, nerve pain, bone pain, Neck pain, Sports injuries, Muscle pain, and even period pain. Although sometimes, it is also used during labour as a method of pain relief.

Although the TENS is used mostly as a method of pain relief, it can also be used as a pain inhibitor during medical procedures. Using the machine can also aid in reducing nerve pain and muscle inflammation. Using the TENS machine over time can lead to better health and wellness in general. 

Benefits of Using TENS:

  • The most significant advantage of using a TENS device decreases the use of painkillers or analgesics. It is an affordable option to relieve pain without using any kind of medication. Unlike pain medication, TENS can be used without fear of any side effects and with a promise of bouncing back to normalcy pretty quickly.
  • It is portable and easy to use a device that has no adverse effects on the body. It works in a way that makes the body respond naturally and efficiently.
  • Since it stimulates the nerve and muscles, it is an incredible device that can be used to reduce fatigue and exhaustion caused by our sedentary and fast-paced lifestyles. Even TENS unit also helps to reduce muscle inflammation.
  • With the right kind of stimulation, it can reduce inflammation located deep inside the muscle fibres and also relieve pain from pinched nerves and sciatica.
  • The device also acts as a natural massager which in turn facilitates motion within the body and improves motor function. It aids in blood circulation and reduces muscle spasms. It has even found to improve sleep cycles and patterns.

How to Use the TENS Unit? 

Since it is a medical device, be sure to check with your doctor before using the device. Also, read the manual and follow the instructions given clearly so as not to injure yourself. While every device has its own specific rules and instructions, the most basic ones are listed below:

  • Gently place the sticky pads or the electrodes on the affected area.

  • Start the TENS unit at its lowest setting and then gradually increase the setting to your comfort.

  • Never place the pads on your face, swollen or inflamed areas or directly on the heart.

  • Avoid touching the gel on the pads to increase its lifespan. Pour a few drops of water on the pad before attaching it to clean skin. Always put the protective films on the pads before putting them back in the box.

  • Ensure that the unit is adequately charged before use. If it is battery operated then make sure to change the batteries often.

  • Store the unit in a cool and dry place.

  • Remove the lead wires after using the TENS unit and place them in the box when they’re not in use.

Opt for a good TENS unit to eliminate pain. Do research about the efficiency of the machine and its price-worthiness before making the purchase.

Here are our top TENS machine comparison.
 

What is a Tens Machines used for?

Tens are predominantly used to reduce muscle spasm and pain that is caused by a wide range of conditions and injuries, these including:

There are also Tens Machines for Endometriosis.

A Tens Machine can help the user administer an appropriate level of pain relief by altering the electrical current from the Tens Machine. TENS devices usually have a frequency or a helpful guide to understand what setting would be appropriate for your pain.

Our Tens Machines for sale come with a handy guide: How to use, How it works and which program would likely suit you best, with many machines coming with a large array of programs available to suit a number of conditions or possible pains you may face.

But also, TENS can be a method of pain relief during labour.

Do Tens Machines work?

Healthcare, Physiotherapists and Sports Professionals have all reported that Tens Machines help a considerable amount for those with the above conditions and a mix of others not mentioned, although the performance of TENS machine depends on the individual, how it’s used and the condition being treated.

Tens Machines are a very safe treatment with no side effects, which is why a lot of people tend to choose this method of pain relief. The many usual methods of treatment for pain relief across multiple conditions, injuries and others usually take the route of strong painkillers and other forms of medication.  

Tens Machine Side-Effects?

For the majority of people, TENS is a very safe treatment with no side effects.

TENS is not safe for everyone to use, please seek medical advice before use if:

  • You have epilepsy or some form of heart problem.
  • You have a pacemaker or other type of electrical implant in your body.

Are Tens Machines good for labour?

Tens machines are known to be most effective during the early stages of labour, this is usually when most women begin experiencing lower back pains.
Begin using the machine or machines when you are beginning to feel regular and general contractions or backaches, as the Tens machine should help relieve your pain.

Many users usually feel that Tens Machines are certainly most helpful during the early or first stages or pregnancy, but there are a few others may want to continue using into the second stages of pregnancy – this could be to reduce pain in certain areas (back pain).
If you want to know more, click here: Can a Tens Machine help with Pregnancy.

How long does Pain Relief Last?

The duration of pain relief after using a Tens Unit can vary quite a bit, however some people report that their pain returns as soon as they switch off the device and others mention that their pain doesn't return for a while (up to 24 hours or beyond). 

There are a number of studies to suggest that the duration of pain relief does increase after repeated use of TENS treatment, however please use wisely as repition of the devices can also potentially increase the likelihood of a user building up a possible tolerance to the TENS treatment. 

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  • Premier TENS & Muscle Stim

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  • 4 Channel TENS & Muscle Stim

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  • EV806P TENS & Muscle Stim

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  • Med-Fit 2 Premier Wireless TENS

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  • MED-FIT 3

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  • High Value Muscle Stim

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    • Joint Pain Relief
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    • Knee Joint Tendon Complaints
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    • Arthritic Pain
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    • Muscle Strengthening
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    • Improve Joint Stiffness
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  • Maternity TENS

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    • Joint Pain Relief
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    • Knee Joint Complaints
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    • Arthritic Pain
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    • Reduction in Swelling
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    • Improve Circulation
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    • Targeted Pain Relief
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    • Muscle Strengthening
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    • Improve Joint Stiffness
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  • Premier TENS

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    • Joint Pain Relief
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    • Knee Joint Complaints
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    • Arthritic Pain
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    • Reduction in Swelling
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    • Improve Circulation
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    • Targeted Pain Relief
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    • Muscle Strengthening
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    • ImproveJoint Stiffness
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    • Improve Joint mobility
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Med-Fit 1 TENS

The Med-Fit 1 TENS is termed as an analogue device. In other words they have dials and controls which have to be turned or moved with your hand. The Med-Fit 1 is the most popular TENS purchased by the NHS over the last 15 years it’s extremely reliable and has a reputation second to none.

Med-Fit 3 TENS

Premier TENS

In this category we have the digital liquid display TENS. These TENS devices have displays and functions similar to a mobile phone. The Med-Fit 3 is our second most popular TENS device and is used widely throughout the NHS, pain clinics and private hospitals. This model has proved itself over the last 10 years to provide unbeatable reliability and it is very easy to operate and easy to use.

The Med-Fit Premier TENS is our latest fully digital TENs unit it offers everything you need from a TENS device in one unit it’s fully adjustable so you can choose exactly the setting you prefer or you can choose one of the 12 pre-set programmes for simplicity and ease of use. The large backlit liquid crystal display makes it easy to see settings just like the latest mobile phones. This TENS is more expensive than the other models but does really offer the complete package in TENS treatments.

Muscle Stimulators
Med-Fit High-Value Muscle Stimulator

Premier Stim

Two very popular muscle stimulator, the high-value muscle stimulator is a stimulator which has dials, switches and knobs it’s very simple and easy to use. It’s very low cost and reliability make it a market leader in simple muscle stimulators.

The Med-Fit Digital muscle stimulator is our No1 selling muscle stimulator. Its accurate, reliable, and very easy to operate. This device is used by many physiotherapy depts, private physiotherapists, and professionals because of its features and performance. The Premier TENS is fully rechargeable and can be charged over 1000 times and each charge can last up to 8 hours of treatment time.

Combined TENS & Neuromuscular stimulators
Med-Fit Premier Plus TENS & Neuromuscular stimulator
Premier Wireless TENS & Neuromuscular stimulator

A combined unit that offers ultimate choices in TENS and muscle stimulation with 24 preset programmes for both TENS and neuromuscular stimulation. Supplied with a comprehensive range of accessories. and professionals because of its features and performance. The Premier TENS is fully rechargeable and can be charged over 1000 times and each charge can last up to 8 hours of treatment time. it has 30 built-in programmes which make this unit extremely easy to use.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you use Premier Tens and Muscle Stimulator unit for toning muscle as well?

Yes, this device has clinically approved programs for muscle toning and muscle re-education.

Can you use the medi socks with Premier Tens and Muscle Stimulator and can we buy spare pads and cables?

Yes, you can use the socks, and we supply spare pads and cables independently too.

Is Premier Tens machine and ems machine? Does it have both functions?

Yes, it is a TENS and EMS machine. And yes, it includes both functions.

Can a Tens Machine help with Arthritis?

Yes, Tens Machines can help with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Arthritis.

Is a Tens Machine good for Sciatica?

Yes, our Tens Machines are exceptionally good for those who suffer from Sciatica – find out above on our list to understand which ones would suit you best.

How often can you use a Tens Machine? 

You can start to use the Tens Machines around 3-4 times a day, however the tens devices can be used more or less often – it’s really depending on the user’s preference. After every use, do remember to turn the unit off and carefully remove the electrodes from your skin.

Can you put a Tens Machine on your stomach?

Yes, when applied correctly, our Tens devices can be used on your abdominal region to reduce pain that could be caused by strained muscles, cramping from PMS or IBS, abdominal surgery and many more pains.

Do Tens Machine work for Period Pain?

Tens Machine devices are the ideal treatment for painful menstruation, especially if you would rather pass on the pain killers. The way the machines work is by sending a soothing pulse / electrical current via the pads through the skin and along the nerve fibres.

The Tens Device begins to supress the pain signals, and the body begins to produce higher levels of its very own natural pain killing chemical – endorphins and enkephalins. The soothing pulses help with Period cramp relief and period pain relief.  

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