Friday, November 13, 2015

Tens Unit Handheld Electronic Pulse Massager Review

Santamedical electronic tens pulse massager features microcomputer controls allowing you to easily adjust the massager between the available six automatic programs and three diverse styles of modes. The device has dual channel system allowing it to easily work on two areas at one time. Recommended by doctors, this is the best handheld tens massager on the market. 

Santamedical unit is designed with quality and durability in mind. Our factory is ISO-9001 certified. It conforms to international medical standards of excellence in manufacturing. The Santamedical unit is FDA approved.

My Review:
3 stars

Since I suffer from frequent back and neck pain, I've been looking into using tens unit therapy to help with my pain. So when I was given the opportunity to use this, I jumped at it. To start with, it was fairly simple to set up, though I did have some difficulty connecting the pads to the cord leading into the device as I had to shove them in very hard to get them to fit. However, once I got it sorted out, it was easy to use. However, this is when I ran into my next problem.

While I liked the wide range of areas I could use this on, I wish the guide had provided more information about where it was safe to use this device. All that was provided information wise were pictures on a small page in the guide and on the back of the box showing where you could place the pads. There was no explanation beyond that, which I would have liked since I wasn't sure exactly where to place them (and the photos only went so far in helping). Plus, there was no information regarding whether or not the device could be used on areas outside of the ones pictured (which other devices from this company showed you could). So is it still safe to use on those areas? Also, though this was supposed to help with neck pain, there wasn't a picture of where on the neck these could be placed, so I didn't know if it would be safe to do so. This irritated me because that was a major reason why I wanted to use this.

Next, I was able to choose what settings I wanted to use. While I tried the pre-programmed settings, I found that I preferred to just choose my own settings. When I went to use the device, I noticed that there was no way to adjust the amount of time for the device to run. If you wanted to add more time after the 15 minutes was up, you needed to turn it off and then set it back up again. And since there was no way to pause the device, I had to turn it off then reset it again if I ever needed to take a break or move the pads.

I also discovered once I was done that once the batteries are put in, there is no off switch. So while the electricity can be turned off, the display can't, so that leads me to think the battery is being drained even when I'm not using the device, which seems like a big oversight on the company's part to me.

And now, for the big question: did it work? Unfortunately, not very much. While I felt good while using the device and I did feel some temporary relief in the areas where I used the tens unit, the pain relief never lasted for more than 15 minutes or so. Even after using this constantly for almost two weeks, I still haven't noticed any change in my level of pain. So while this is nice to use just as a temporary relief, I wouldn't pay $30 for it or recommend it to those looking for serious pain relief.

*I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review.*

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