Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) uses a low voltage electric current to alleviate pain. The apparatus consists of pocket-radio-sized, small battery-powered equipment connected to two electrodes. The electrodes are placed on the skin at the site of the pain or pressure point and the electric circuit is created. When the low voltage current is released it stimulates the nerve fibers.
A number of products that provide cold compression therapy are available in the market. They range from simple equipment that uses ice for cold compression and require freezing the ice 2 hours before application. These can be temperamental and are sometimes difficult to monitor the temperature to more advanced equipment that does not use ice and is electrically manipulated and with easy-to-use multi-treatment modalities. Ridgeline Medical can rent or sell you these more advanced cold compression therapy machines, which are more effective and much easier to use.
You can choose from the various options available depending on your needs. Above all, cold compression therapy can turn out to be a wonderful treatment option, that can give you complete pain relief without any side effects, unlike pain medications.
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