Promed® 710 Combo TENS Unit & Muscle Stimulator with 10 Modes 7 Modes Digital TENS Unit, 3 Mode Digital Electro Muscle Stimulation Machine
Combines both TENS and EMS in one unit
Easy dial knobs and button operation with protective cover
Digital Accuracy with informative display
Continuous or timed operation
Dual Channel - Use 2 or 4 electrodes
Digital display with battery indicator
PLUS - TENS Unit Accessories Kit contains everything you need to optimize your TENS/EMS Unit.
How Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation works: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a non-invasive, drugfree method of controlling pain. TENS Units use tiny electrical impulses sent through the skin to nerves to modify your pain perception. In most people it is effective in reducing or eliminating the pain, allowing for a return to normal activity. In many people, the reduction or elimination of pain lasts longer than the actual period of stimulation (sometimes as much as three to four times longer). In others, pain is modified while stimulation actually occurs.Unit overrides the pain signal to the brain by sending a comfortable electronic impulse. When the TENS Unit overrides the pain signal, it "tricks" the brain into thinking their is NO PAIN. This produces Fast and Rapid Pain Relief, usually within a minute or two. You can control and customize the intensity, pulse rate, and pulse width to "experiment" and find the best setting for your pain relief.
How Electronic Muscle Stimulation works: Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is an internationally accepted and proven way of treating muscle injuries. It works by sending electronic pulses to the muscle needing treatment; this causes the muscle to exercise passively. Electronic Muscle Stimulators Stimulate, Re-educate, Massage, and Build Muscle. Muscle stimulation is acheived by using an Electro Stimulation Machine to send low frequency electric pulses through muscle tissue causing them to gently contract. In this way the muscles are passively exercised and blood flow is increased. Carbon based Electrode pads are placed on or around the muscle or muscle group to be stimulated. Then a frequency, intensity and duration is chosen based on the specific result desired.
Electronic Muscle Stimulators (EMS) are used for both medical treatment and cosmetic purposes (conditioning and toning). Medical conditions treated by Muscle Stimulation include: Muscle Spasms, Long-term Disuse after Fracture or Prolonged Bed Rest, Strengthening for Joint or Muscle Injury, Immobilized Limbs, Atrophy Prevention, Bell's Palsy, Stress Incontinence, Muscle Weakness, Improving Muscle Tone, Muscle Spasticity following a Stroke, and Personal Fitness Training.
Pulse width: 50-260 microseconds, 250 microseconds for EMS
Wave form: Asymmetrical bi-phasic square pulse
LCD Display: Shows all functions and indicates battery condition
Treatment Memory: Memory of the last treatment setting
Compliance Timer: 5 to 90 minutes auto-shutoff or continuous
Power source: 9 volt alkaline battery or similar rechargeable cell
Immediate relief of acute or chronic pain
Pain relief for back, foot, shoulder, neck, virtually any acute or chronic pain
Relaxation of muscle spasms
Increasing local blood circulation
Immediate post-surgical stimulation
Maintaining or increasing range of motion
Prevention of retardation of disuse atrophy
Immediate post-surgical stimulation of calf muscles to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Note: With proper care, electrodes can be reused for over 15 applications. We recommend purchasing Pre-TENS skin preparation, additional electrodes and rechargeable batteries with your tens unit.
Prepare the skin
Prepare the skin according to the instructions provided with your electrodes. Before attaching the electrodes, identify the area in which your physician/practitioner has recomened the electrode placement.
Connect lead wires to the electrodes
Connect the lead wires to the electrodes before applying electrodes to skin
Note: Be sure both intensity controls for Channels 1 and 2 are turned to the "OFF" position
Place electrode on skin
Place the electrodes on the skin as recommened by your clinician.
Insert lead wire connector to device
Plug end of lead wire into the channel output receptacle to be used, pushing plug in as far as it will go.
Select treatment settings
Check and be sure your unit is set to the proper settings as recommened by your physician/practitioner.
Adjusting Channel Intensity Control
Locate the intensity control knobs on the top of the unit. Slowly turn the intensity conrol knob for Channel 1 clockwise until you reach the intensity recommended by your doctor. Always start at the lowest step and increase slowly. Repeat the same process for Channel 2, if appropriate
Long term effects of chronic electrical stimulation are unknown.
Stimulation should not be applied over the carotid sinus nerves, particuarly in patients with a known sensitivity to the carotid sinus reflex.
Stimulation should not be applied over the neck or mouth. Severe spasm of the larygeal and pharyngeal muscles may occur and the contractions may be strong to close the airway or cause difficulty in breathing.
Stimulation should not be applied transthoracically in that the introduction of electrical current into the heart may cause cardiac arrhythmias.
Stimulation should not be applied transcerebrally.
Stimulation should not be applied over swollen, infected, or inflamed areas or skin eruptions.
Stimulation should not be applied over, or in proximity to, cancerous lesions.