Using a TENS for relief from RLS or Restless Legs Syndrome

Posted on Feb 7, 2014

Using a battery power source the TENS device produces a high voltage but low current signal at a specified frequency and duration. This electrical current is applied externally to the skin of the body using sticky foam electrode pads. The more expensive units have advanced features like dual-channels, programmable functions, a digital readout, etc. They have been around for many years and are

Using a TENS for relief from RLS or Restless Legs Syndrome
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used by doctors, therapists, chiropractors, rehab clinics, college and professional sports organizations and individuals. Anyone seeking relief from muscle aches and pain that does not involve the use of drugs. This article, found on a web site for a company that sells TENS units, provides some interesting if albeit theoretical claims on how TENS devices do their thing. I have no connection whatsoever to this company but it`s worth reading. I found their assumptions to be quite plausable. . I also found some basic guidance about using a TENS unit specifically for RLS at this site:. I am not a medical professional. I am providing this web page for informational purposes only. A TENS unit should not be used by anyone who wears a heart pacemaker or defibrillator. It should never be used about the head or neck. If you have been diagnosed with epilepsy or have been told you are pregnant you should not use a TENS device. If you make or use this device you do so at your own risk and I accept no responsibility for the outcome. I created this web page to try and help others out there who suffer from RLS. In my search for some kind of help I found little serious discussion or useful information on the internet concerning using a TENS unit to relieve the symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome or RLS. Surprisingly there does not appear there have ever been any credible medical studies of the potential benefits either. I`ve had RLS since I...

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