TENS Digital Therapy Unit

TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (finally I know), which are mostly used for pain relief and the treatment of pain and nerve related pain conditions (acute and chronic conditions). They work by sending electronic stimulating pulses across the surface of the skin and along the nerve strands. The electrical pulses stimulate nerve endings and the skin to create endorphins and confuse pain signals. Though theories as to how it works differ in each the pain is relieved naturally by electronic stimulation. Today we’ll review a hand held TENS unit.

Product TENS Digital Therapy Unit

Cheapest Price $15.99

Specs 

  •   Size: 6″ x 2.6″ x 0.6″
  •   Net Weight: 0.22 lbs
  •   Can be charged with USB cable or by 3*AAA batteries(not included)

Features

  • Combination of different pulse signals (8 settings)
  • Able to increase and decrease intensity
  • Can alleviate back pains, shoulder pains, and other muscle pains

The Good It comes with 2* Electrode pads (2 pairs) and 2 x 4 electrode wires, a USB charging cable and user manual. The unit is very simple to use and set up. The 3 AAA batteries last a long time before they need to be replaced.

The not so good The machine itself feels a little cheap, with buttons that have a little bit of give to them. But, they work and you will feel the electrical stimulation. Some people complain that they feel nothing when they set it up and think it does not work. I made the same mistake before I realized that the intensity was on the lowest setting. Once I increased the settings, I could definitely feel and see it work.

Pros

  • Versatile, has 8 different settings 
  • Intensity can be varied
  • Batteries can last a long time
  • Budget friendly
  • Easy to store

Cons

  • Has a cheap feel

Final thoughts The TENS Digital Therapy Unit is a very budget friendly stim unit. It’s not the most sophisticated unit, but will get the job done. It does have a cheap feel to it, but if it works, why do I care. Definitely a good unit to try, and at such a low price, you can’t go wrong.

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26 Comments

  • Denis says:

    Hi There,

    I wonder if this unit would be a good fit for a strained shoulder.  I have injured my shoulder a couple of months ago with repetitive movements, and now my shoulder is very sensible when I raise my arm.  For example, I cannot throw a baseball anymore, the backwards movement makes it hurt too much.

    If i would hook up a TENS like you have in your article, do you think it would be beneficial to my strained shoulder?

    Thanks in advance for your response!

  • free4life says:

    I have heard of units such as this, never heard them called TENS though. I would try this one, but it does seem that it would not only have a cheap ‘feel’ to it, but would actually be cheap. I do indeed believe that by stimulating the areas of pain with electric pulses, it is possible to stop the pain. Or at least confuse it, as you have mentioned here.

  • Marlene says:

    Hey … great article.  Would like to know your name?  Your name is not on your post.  But anyway, great post, thank you.  

    I have one of these.  I also don’t know how and why it works, but I can confirm it works.  In my imagination, it works by sending these electric pulses that relaxes everything.  I believe that when the body or parts with pain are relaxed then it can heal itself.  I am a firm believer of self healing.  

    I have been suffering from back pain since I was very young.  Since I come across this about a year ago, I’ve been in a lot less pain than ever before.  My movement and energy also changed for the better.  

    I highly recommend this to anyone who has pain, especially back pain.  

  • Strahinja says:

    Thank you for this informative article. I really enjoyed reading your review. This gadget seems interesting to me. I am a huge fan of cheap gadgets like this, and I collect them like stamp marks.

    I will definitely give this product a try. I like therapeutic use of electro pulses from this Digital Therapy unit. I know it feels cheap but if it does  the job – I am fine with it.

    Strahinja

  • Maureen says:

    I am surprised at the relatively low price of this product.  Many people who suffer with chronic pain would now be able to afford something normally out of their price range and finally get some relief.I have used these types of devices before in physiotherapy and they really do help.  This device seems small enough that it would be easy to take while travelling which would be a definitive bonus.

  • Cheri says:

    Thanks for defining TENS and providing a great review of an affordable option of the TENS device for people with chronic pain to try without a huge investment. I’m surprised the batteries last a long time on such a unit, but I’m glad you point that out. It’s definitely a plus! It is a shame things like this are made so they “seem cheap” even though they work well (as you point out…especially once one gets the intensity adjusted properly). But, like you say, if it works, “who cares!” Your review provides peace of mind that this is a great product to try for pain relief at a very reasonable cost.

  • Bibian says:

    Developed after many years of experience in the field of sports and medicine, this device is highly effective in the treatment of muscle pain and I will recommend you  for making it available online for one to have access to, thanks very much… it’s really a new generation of health product.

    Tested and trusted.

    Regards

    Bibian.

  • Luke says:

    Hi!

    Good article of electronic device which is used for treatment of pain and nerve related pain. I imagined that most of such devices can be huge and expensive. This device looks quite simple for using, because of its size it iseems comfortable and it is pretty cheap.

    I like your review, keep up the good work!

  • zuchii says:

    All over the world coventional medicine is giving way to therapeutic treatments of all kinds.An increasingly popular treatment is the use of electrical impulse for the treatment of acute ailment like stroke.This mode of treatment has proven to be effective

    There is no doubt that this digital therapy unit works as I have used something similar and the healing effect is immediate

  • Babsie Wagner says:

    Are you kidding me?  A tens machine for $15.99 – That just seems too good to be true.  When my back goes out, that is the only remedy for a quick healing for me because my back actually goes into spasms and it can take a week for it to stop if I don’t go to the chiropractor and have him apply his Tens Machine to my back.  I always thought it was out of reach for me to purchase one myself.

    Sold!  Thank you so much!  Ordering now!  🙂

  • Babsie says:

    Can you email me and tell me if I am supposed to choose the 110 or the 220? I’m not an electrician and have no idea what this means. I live in the United States and have regular electricity.

  • BluOke says:

    I had no idea that these devices could be so inexpensive.  I have had a similar device used on my in a chiropractor’s office for lower back pain and it helped with acute spells. I am a but skeptical of the Tens Digital Therapy device based on the price and that it has been mentioned here that it feels “cheap”.  However for less than $20 it would be worth a try.

  • Angela says:

    HI
    Thanks for the very informative article. I actually used a Tens machine last summer for the first time. I had a muscular imbalance in my legs and had to go to physio twice a week etc. Every time I had to see the physiotherapist ( and after some exercise) he would hook me up to this Tens machine. I was very curious about how it worked and your article has answered some of my questions. Thanks
    The Tens Physical Therapy Unit you reviewed sounds like something I would be interested in. The price sounds great!
    Thanks again for the info. Have an awesome day.
    Angela

  • Michel says:

    I have a similar unit, although a different make, and the stimulation that it gives to your muscles definitely works. The one I have costs more than this one, but it seems to do the same thing, so I would have probably bought this one if I had seen it around first.

    My husband always uses it on his back before and after a golf game and he says he wouldn’t cope without it, as he sometimes has chronic back pain.

    Thanks for finding a cheaper alternative for your readers to try.

  • Gomer says:

    In my understanding, pain is okay as it is the mechanism of our body to tell us that something isn’t right. By holistic approach, one must welcome pain because it helps us become aware something is wrong. But then, our society has come to believe that we should get rid of pain, and devices like this TENS Digital Therapy Unit came into scene. In a different perspective, I can understand that it is sometimes good to deal with pain as it hinders us to perform better with our tasks. That convinced me about the relevance of this therapy unit.

  • ultracarepro says:

    It depends on the nature of your injury…check with your doctor first. TENS therapy
    is usually used to alleviate pain.

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