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finger problems due to stiff shoulder or similar non intuitive things

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surfivor:


 How do you select a TENS device ? It looks like they are pretty affordable. Do you really need a trainer to help you figure out how to use it ?

AvenueQ:
I would say yes just because it's a medical device, and like any medical device, you can get bad results if you don't know how to use it (at best it's ineffectual, at worst it makes the problem worse). You could ask a therapist which one they'd recommend too.

Something else I had done that helped was called trigger-point dry-needling. For me it worked best when I had really tight muscles that would spasm, and I only needed a couple of sessions to see results. Some PTs get a special certification to do this, so you could ask your PT if she thinks it might help you.

surfivor:

--- Quote from: AvenueQ on December 09, 2017, 11:53:09 AM ---I would say yes just because it's a medical device, and like any medical device, you can get bad results if you don't know how to use it (at best it's ineffectual, at worst it makes the problem worse). You could ask a therapist which one they'd recommend too.

Something else I had done that helped was called trigger-point dry-needling. For me it worked best when I had really tight muscles that would spasm, and I only needed a couple of sessions to see results. Some PTs get a special certification to do this, so you could ask your PT if she thinks it might help you.

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 I may be eager  to get on with this and order one of these things soon and see if I can figure out as best possible on how to use it myself as well as precautionary advice I can find about it online or that come with it.

 Before I order one, I may look into various websites that I see with regards to side effects of using TENS

Edit: I am not really seeing any significant red flags.

 There  things don't seem to expensive. This one is $80 or so on amazon

: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011J79PNK/ref=sspa_dk_detail_7?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B011J79PNK&pd_rd_wg=KQ3EL&pd_rd_r=AZB5PB2W0HX7BC0GXXF0&pd_rd_w=PdPw6

but this one is $400, if it is worth it, but only has 2 reviews:
https://www.amazon.com/Touchscreen-Rechargeable-Massager-HealthmateForever-Lifetime/dp/B00UZONGAW?tag=health0e2d-20&th=1

$150, has  212 reviews. I would be tempted with something like this if the price means it is better than the cheaper ones
https://www.amazon.com/Healthmateforever-electrotherapy-electronic-massager-massagers/dp/B00KB3RENM?tag=health0e2d-20

Edit: I just ordered this last one listed for $150

Carl:
  You will need more to properly effect the hand and fingers.

https://healthfully.com/use-tens-unit-hand-7452570.html

Frugal Upstate:
The VA gave me a TENS unit for my neck & back pain several years ago.  My understanding was that it helps with pain, but that it doesn't actually contribute to healing.  I'll have to research that more...

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