Compex Tens/Heat Knee Wrap
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The Compex TENS/Heat Knee Wrap and Unit delivers comfort and patella knee support. The Compex TENS/Heat Device in conjunction with the knee wrap offers eight modes to help temporarily relieve pain, whether from exercise, household work, work or day-to-day activities. The TENS function also aids in chronic pain management, intractable pain, and pain associated with arthritis. Use the touch screen to choose your program, intensity, and level of heat.
Three of the modes offer EMS allowing you to help strengthen your knee in an easy and convenient way. Wear the TENS/Heat Knee Wrap before, during or after your training to help improve performance, assisting you to reach your training goals.
TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) are tiny electrical pulses delivered through a device which can help alleviate pain through two different means. By stimulating the sensory nerves TENS produces high levels of endorphins to help ease body pain. The other method of pain relief, known as GATE Control Theory, works to block pain signals to the brain.
EMS (Electrical muscle stimulation) is often confused with TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), a common modality used in physical therapy offices. Compex EMS provides an electrical current at a specifically designed frequency to target motor nerves. These nerves activate the muscle to contract based on the amount of resistance applied through the device. The brain goes through a similar process when actual weights are lifted
TENS is designed to target sensory nerves. Typically, sensory nerves receive a signal that they relay to the brain, the brain then decides if the stimulus is painful, soft, warm, etc. When using a TENS program the goal is to alleviate pain by either inducing an endorphin release (Low Frequency TENS programs) or to block the pain signals to the brain through the Gate Theory (High Frequency TENS programs).