TENS Units and Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis - what is it?
Osteoarthritis is the most common arthritic condition. The root cause is a deterioration in the cartilage. In earlier stages, the cartilage becomes swollen, there is a loss of protoglycans and other tissue cells; and fissures or pits appear in the cartilage. As osteoarthritis develops, the cartilage loses elasticity, becoming prone to damage. In latter stages, cartilage is destroyed, leaving bones unprotected.
The problem is exacerbated when the when the body tries to repair the damage. Damaged cells may form around bony areas. The bone responds by forming mishapen plates around exposed areas. Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, it is not systemic - damage is concentrated in one area.
Osteoarthritis pain relief - does TENS work?
TENS units are ideal for the treatment of osteoarthritis. TENS is non-invasive, fast acting, drug-free.Pads are placed on or near the area of the arthritis pain. TENS sends soothing pulses via TENS electrodes through the skin and along the nerve fibers. The pulses suppress the arthritis pain signals to the brain. TENS also encourages the body to produce higher levels of its own natural pain killing chemicals i.e. endorphins and encephalins.
Body Clock offers a full range of tens units, ems units and other pain relief devices. Body Clock supply hospitals and health centers worldwide.
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