Now that you know how effective TENS can be.
Which one should you buy? There are many TENS machine Canada websites with hundreds of different types of units, so it can get overwhelming to find out which unit is right for you.
So we asked the leading Physiotherapists in Canada who work with TENS machines regularly to give you advice.
Including Darryl Yardley, an accomplished physiotherapist who teaches at 4 Canadian Physiotherapy schools. We handed him our top 10 best-selling TENS units that received the highest marks from Physiotherapists across the country.
Darryl inspected them and put them through a rigorous testing protocol to narrow them down to the top 3 based on a wide variety of factors.
Here they are:
Cefar Primo Pro Digital Tens Machine
This Dual channel unit is designed to treat chronic muscle pain. Not only does it offer the TENS stimulation but also massages your muscles at the same time for deeper pain relief.
You can easily adjust the intensity to provide just the right amount of stimulation by tapping on the up or down arrow.
Also, can set the treatment time to whatever you want or use one of preset ones for different types of conditions.
Even run each channel with a different therapeutic frequency to provide greater flexibility for your treatment plans.
The large easy-to-read digital interface lights up for easy reading in the dark.
You can use this for many different types of muscle pain like neck pain, back pain, and even help reduce muscle spasms.
It is one of the more expensive units however it will last for many years.
Comfy Stim Ultra Combo TENS/EMS Unit
This unit combines two therapies in one compact and portable device. TENS and EMS mode. TENS is strictly for pain relief. EMS stands for electrical muscle stimulation which is for muscle training or getting a person’s muscles to fire again after a stroke. Even helps to prevent muscle atrophy, maintain, and even increase strength.
So this combination unit gives you fast pain relief and muscle conditioning as you go about your day.
Features 4 channels to give you 8 electrodes to cover the largest surface area as possible.
Contains 12 TENS presets and 12 EMS presets giving you a wide range of waveforms to attack even the most difficult to treat conditions.
Plus it’s half the price of the one above but still highly effective.
You can use this machine for all types of muscle pains such as chronic back and neck pain. Even can reduce spasms and has been proven effective for relieving tension headaches.
Tens 4000 Machine
This is one of the most affordable TENS machines you can buy at just $49.95 while still giving you effective pain relief.
Now it doesn’t have all the presets functions as the two above.
However, it allows you to adjust the intensity for the right therapeutic effect. Provides different modes and waveforms. You can even adjust the pulse rate and width.
Also, you can set the treatment time.
This unit is great for lower back pain, tension headaches, to reduce muscle spasms, and back pain caused by pregnancy.
Knee pain courtesy of PhysioPlus Health Group (Read the caption)