DThe painful joint can be swollen and reddish, feel hot and have poor mobility. But what causes joint inflammation and joint diseases? They can be caused by wear and tear, as in osteoarthritis, or by conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Infections or deposits like gout also trigger the inflammation.
The TENS stimulation current therapy with the pain point electrode plaster for joint pain
Transcutaneous nerve stimulation can help you to relieve joint pain. But you will need suitable electrodes to do this. Because only if the electrode is optimally positioned can the stimulation current therapy be carried out correctly and be effective. We have developed an electrode especially for joint pain that you can attach to various joints. By adapting it to the respective part of the body, the electrode can correctly transmit the current pulses to block the pain stimuli. The Pain Point Electrode Patch has two poles for even current transmission and a punctual effect. Simply stick the electrode onto the painful joint like a plaster.
What applications are suitable for the Pain Point Electrode Patch?
The ankle joint
Our ankle joint carries our entire body weight with every step and is therefore exposed to a great deal of stress. It is also susceptible to injuries due to the many ligaments. If it bends over, the ligaments can be pulled, stretched or torn. If you apply the pain point electrode plaster with the TENS therapy, the muscles are relaxed and blood circulation is stimulated. To do this, stick the electrode to the joint.
The knee joint
Our knee joint also carries a lot of ballast. About half of the body weight is on it when walking. Because of the shape of the knee, it is not easy to attach an electrode that sticks to it properly. Thanks to the cross shape of the pain point electrode plaster, you can attach the electrode even to this difficult part of the body in such a way that the stimulation current is passed on very well.
Wrist pain is usually caused by monotonous movements such as typing on the keyboard or smartphone. Tendinitis or carpal tunnel syndrome can occur. The electrode plaster can also be easily placed here because of its shape and your muscles can be loosened by electrotherapy.
The elbow joint
Pain in the elbow is often caused by inflammation such as bursitis. For example, tennis elbow has an inflammation on the outside of the elbow, and golf elbow has an inflammation of the tendon attachment on the elbow. In this joint it is particularly difficult to attach an electrode in such a way that pain therapy can be carried out. Due to the cross shape and the strong adhesive force, the pain point electrode patch also adheres here for an effective TENS application.
The shoulder joint
For shoulder pain, attach the Pain Point Electrode Patch to the shoulder blade or directly to the joint. Hardened muscles and tension can be relaxed and loosened by electrostimulation.
The pain point electrode patch in combination with TENS therapy is therefore suitable for many joint pains. However, do not use the TENS therapy for inflammation and listen to your body's feelings. You should feel a pleasant tingling sensation during application.
How can you protect yourself from joint problems?
For permanent pain relief of the joints we recommend
- a lot of movement: Regular exercise promotes the joint fluid. This viscous fluid is located in the joint space, supplies the cartilage with nutrients and protects it from abrasion.
- build up the muscles: The musculature acts as a shock absorber and thus protects the bones, joints and cartilage. Train your muscles without straining the joints. Water gymnastics, aqua jogging or swimming are suitable for this. Another method of gently building up your muscles is training with electrical muscle stimulation. In this way, you can strengthen your muscles in a targeted manner without putting any strain on the joint cartilage.
- A balanced diet: Support your bones and joints with a balanced diet. Vitamins and minerals promote bone metabolism and contribute to collagen formation. This is important for the elasticity of bones, ligaments, tendons and joints. A balanced diet for bones and joints includes calcium, magnesium, vitamin D and K.