TENS for Osteoarthritis

TENS have been shown to be highly effective in relieving the symptoms of osteoarthritis. This 2009 study reviewed 7 other research projects to see if TENS for osteoarthritis is effective. They concluded

Both high frequency and strong burst mode TENS showed a significant benefit on pain relief in the treatment of knee OA

They suggest

TENS may be used as an alternative for pain relief in OA
of the knee due to its non-invasive application and few adverse
events.

It is better to have your own unit so you can use it regularly.These are the ones I recommend. Breon uses the the Endurance Therapeutics Aurawave and that is, in my opinion, the best option.

Endurance Therapeutics Aurawave


Endurance Therapeutics Aurawave is the only FDA cleared TENS machine for non prescription use. The great thing about it is the 10 different setting so you can find exactly the right level for you. It’s instructions and DVD help you get the best results.

N.B. It is important you clean the skin first and I have always used rubbing alcohol and cotton wool. Some people suggest  Covidien – Uni-patch Pre-Tens Conductive Skin Preparation Pre-Treatment skin prep. If you decide to purchase it I would be interested to know what you think!