This is a question we see a lot in many different variations.
What does a TENS machine feel like?
How should a TENS machine feel?
How does a TENS machine feel?
Does a TENS machine make you feel sick?
These are all valid questions although all are based on the same worry. That worry is a fear of the unknown.
TENS machine therapy is still quite new and many people still do not know the benefits let alone how it feels to use one.
In this short blog post we are going to put your mind at rest though. We will let you know exactly what a TENS machine feels like to use. There is a lot of fear and misconceptions out there and people are missing out because of it.
So what does using a TENS machine feel?
Well to be honest it is quite a nice feeling. If used correctly you will feel a slight tingling type feeling in your skin. There may be some slight tending of your muscles also if the power is to high.
I want to make it clear though that there will be no feeling of pain at all. If there is it is because you have your TENS machines power setting way to high. Another reason could be because the electrode pads have become dry. It is very important that the gell pads remain wet.
For me personally the feeling of a TENS machine is very relaxing. It is like a gentle buzzing sensation on your skin slightly less than being tickled. I am pretty sure that you will enjoy it to and get effective pain relief at the same time.
So above is how aTENS machine should feel. That also covers the majority of other questions that are asked of the same nature apart from one.
Can a TENS machine make you feel sick?
I will be totally honest, I have never ever heard anyone say they felt sick using a TENS machine. I certainly have never felt that way when using one myself. Nothing I have read suggests that it will make you feel sick either. So I believe it is fair to say the answer is no.
There may be a few people who have used and felt sick but it could be unrelated. Or it could be a very rare side effect that they have experienced.
My best advice if you do ever feel any pain or sickness from using a TENS machine is to stop using it and consult a doctor. There are not many side effects to using a TENS machine but if you do suffer any or it does not feel right, stop immediately.
TENS machine therapy should feel very relaxing. You should also feel your pains disappearing by using one. There is no reason to not use one due to worrying how it will feel because I guarantee you are missing out on its benefits. I hope this short blog post has helped to clear up your worry’s about what a TENS machine feels like to use.