So you sometimes have pain that needs a little extra attention. Pain that over the counter pain medications don’t completely relieve? I do, and so does my husband. We were asked to review the Omron Pain Relief Pro electroTHERAPY unit. Our experience with it was great.
I have used other TENS units before that I purchased at our local pharmacy. The one I tried just did not do anything. While I could feel a little bit of an electrical pulse while I was wearing it and it was turned on, it just did not help with any of the pain points I have. It was quickly shoved into the junk drawer and forgotten about. That is not the case with the Omron Pain Relief Pro unit we received.
TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. The unit sends electrical pulses to the pads that are applied to your skin. These electrical pulses help block the pain message to the brain; increases endorphins, a natural pain reliever; and improves blood circulation in the area, all of which help reduce pain.
My husband tried it first, on his back near his shoulders. He has pain there quite frequently. We applied the pads, and he turned it on. He was amazed at the strength of the electrical pulses, and with the fact that they did not actually fell like electricity. He said it really felt like someone was massaging his back. The next day, he got the unit out and put it on again, because he said it did really help. When he uses something a second time, you can bet it works for him.
When it was my turn to try it, I was absolutely amazed at the way it felt. He put the setting on “Knead” and it really did feel like someone was standing behind me kneading my shoulders.
The new Pain Relief Pro includes five pre-set pain modes (arm, lower back, leg, foot and joint) and three massage modes (tap, knead, rub) to target the most common problem spots. Ten power levels of intensity allow users to create a personalized experience.
Comfortable in the hand, the device is about the size of a smartphone and features an easy-to-read LCD screen and intuitive navigation controls. Its portable size means you can use it anywhere in the comfort of your home, share it with others in the family, or even take it to work or use while traveling. A carrying pouch is included for easy storage.