TENS application for circulatory disorders
Circulatory disorders often occur with increasing age, mainly in the legs, hands and feet. The most common reason is a lack of exercise and thus poor blood circulation. The lack of exercise is due to the fact that the frequency of complaints and pain increases with age, which also limits physical activity.
Due to the circulatory disorders, the affected parts of the body are no longer sufficiently supplied with nutrients, which can lead to functional restrictions and damage to the muscles and organs in the long term. In the worst case, the body parts die and amputation becomes necessary. A TENS device can help you to avoid this and prevent circulatory disorders.
A TENS device transmits electrical impulses to the skin via electrodes, which has two effects. On the one hand, the electrical impulses can block the transmission of pain to the brain, which means that the pain may no longer be perceived. On the other hand, the TENS application can support the natural pain control mechanism of our body so that its own painkilling substances, the so-called endorphins, are released. Pain relief can help you engage in slightly more frequent and prolonged physical activity, thereby reducing the likelihood of circulatory problems in the long term. The TENS treatment not only helps to relieve the pain, but can also improve blood circulation itself.
This guide is for orientation purposes and does not replace the supervision of a doctor or therapist. Please follow the warnings and safety instructions of your device. Changes and errors are possible.
Number inside the circle: Channel number
Circle color: Red = Electrode 1, Black = Electrode 2
Please note when using TENS:
The intensity should be adjusted so that it is felt as a pleasant tingling sensation. The duration of the application should be approx. 40 minutes in order to be able to achieve a lasting reduction in pain. It also makes sense to switch programs every now and then.
Causes of circulatory disorders
You can use TENS therapy anywhere. It doesn't matter whether you're sitting comfortably on the sofa or in the office.
TENS pain therapy is an alternative to drug pain treatment
At any time
You can use TENS flexibly and at any time. Success can already be achieved after the first treatment
Free of side effects
When used correctly, pain treatment with TENS has practically no side effects
Studies and scientific sources