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Where should you not use a TENS unit?

Cautions when using a TENS machine
Do not place electrode pads on broken or damaged skin. Do not place electrode pads over the front or side of the neck, close to eyes or in the mouth. Do not use over areas of reduced sensation. Do not use near water such as in the bath or shower.

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Regarding this, where should you not place a TENS unit?

Do not use TENS on: Swollen, red, infected, or inflamed skin. Cancerous lesions, or close to them. Skin that does not have normal sensation (feeling) Any part of your head or face.

Secondly, can a TENS unit be harmful? TENS costs and safety Although there is a tiny risk of mild shock from faulty devices, consumer TENS units are just too weak to be dangerous, and the risk of too much juice in a medical setting is extremely low. 8 Overzealous self-treatment might cause some skin irritation around the electrodes.

Also Know, when should you not use a TENS unit?

DO NOT use The Smart Relief (Tens Unit) if you have one or more of the following medical conditions: This device MUST NOT BE USED on persons with cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators, or other implanted metallic or electronic devices.

Do TENS units relax muscles?

The answer is yes. TENS can treat muscle knots by relieving pain. When muscle pain is relieved, the muscle knots begin to loosen because the guarding reaction is no longer triggered. TENS devices and EMS machines can get rid of muscle knots and tightness along with other sensible muscle treatments.

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