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Compare devices to discover the best TENS unit

Compare devices to discover the best TENS unit Our interactive comparison chart contains a selection of some of the best TENS units. Use this to compare the key features, prices and ratings of the devices

TENS therapy for managing pain

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The information in the columns can be sorted by clicking on them (visit http://electricalstimulationtherapy.com/best-tens-unit for the interactive version of our TENS unit guide)

Modes is the number of different massage programs the device has. For example: acupuncture, cupping, tapping, hand pressure, etc. Research individual TENS units to find out exactly which modes they offer

The price column displays an approximate price range. Amazon.com runs special offers and promotions so these can change at times but the ranges are as follows:

$ = under $50 | $$ = $50 to $100 | $$$ = $100 to $200 | $$$$ = $200+ •

Rating refers to the average user rating on Amazon.com. This can be extremely useful when searching for the best TENS unit as you can

Electrodes placed on the upper back

Belts to target the lower back

Belts such as the Zewa SpaBuddy Relax are quick, easy and convenient – this one ships with a belt and set of electrodes for ultimate flexibility

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TENS unit guide

Model

EMS

Single or dual channel

Pads

Modes

Intensity levels

Power

Price

Rating

No

S

4

5

3

Batteries (AAA)

$$

4.5

$$$$

5

$

4.4

truMedic PL-009

HealthmateForever 2014 iTone

Yes

D

4

12

20

Battery (USB and mains charger)

No

D

4

6

controlled with dial

Batteries (AAA)

Santa Medical TENS Unit

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Model

EMS

Single or dual channel

Pads

Modes

Intensity levels

Power

Price

Rating

$$$

4.6

HealthmateForever 2013 Pro-8ab

Yes

D

4

8

20

Battery (USB and mains charger)

No

D

4 + belt

8

30

Battery (9 Volt)

$$

4

No

S

2

3

5

Batteries (AAA)

$

4

No

D

4

8

10

Batteries (AAA)

$

4.1

Zewa SpaBuddy Relax

Omron electroTHERAPY Pain Relief Device PM3030

HealthmateForever iMassager

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Model

EMS

Single or dual channel

Pads

Modes

Intensity levels

Power

Price

Rating

No

S

2

1

controlled with remote

Batteries (AAA)

$$

4.3

No

D

4

4

10

Batteries (AAA)

$

4

No

D

4

8

30

Batteries (AAA)

$$

4.8

Hollywog Witouch

Gold Hand XFT-502

Zewa SpaBuddy Sport

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Top-rated TENS units truMedic PL-009 Pros: lightweight (only 5.3 oz), compact (about the size of a remote control), simple to understand and use Cons: not as strong as models that have built in rechargeable batteries, intensity controls very sensitive Who is the truMedic PL-009 for? •

Those who are on a budget / looking for an affordable device

People who want a simple and easy to use TENS unit

Individuals who would like to try TENS therapy at home without committing to a pricey top of the range unit

Verdict: great entry level TENS unit that is simple to use. Affordable for those on a budget or people who want to try TENS therapy out. Unsurprisingly, the truMedic PL-009 is the number one bestselling TENS unit on Amazon.com

HealthmateForever 2013 Pro-8ab Pros: has 8 massage programs (including acupuncture, tapping and cupping), both EMS and TENS functions, large LCD backlit display, battery can be charged with USB cable or mains adapter, battery level indicator Cons: costs more to buy (due to quality and features) Who is the HealthmateForever 2013 Pro-8ab for? •

Those who want a feature-packed top of the range TENS unit with a number of programs

People who are looking for a dual function device that offers electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) as well as TENS therapy

Anybody who wants a high quality device and the peace of mind of a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty

Verdict: a very high quality device, one of the best TENS units available. Huge flexibility with the number of programs, EMS functionality and intensity levels. And a lifetime warranty certainly inspires confidence in the product!

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Zewa SpaBuddy Relax Pros: belt means it is easier to position than devices with individual pads, big display screen and simple to operate, affordable way to alleviate back pain Cons: electrodes (pads) need replacing fairly regularly, requires a 9 volt battery (we recommend purchasing rechargeables) Who is the Zewa SpaBuddy Relax for? •

Those who suffer from back and lower back pain

Individuals who want a selection of different massage programs (this unit has 8)

People who would struggle or aren’t able to place the pads on their own back

Verdict: if you’re looking specifically to target back pain then the Zewa SpaBuddy Relax is worth serious consideration. The easy to use belt makes this one of the most convenient TENS units on the market.

What to do before choosing a TENS unit Before buying or using any device, it is important to make sure you are getting the best TENS unit possible. Do thorough research and read TENS unit reviews. Get an idea of what will be the most suitable TENS unit for you. The best TENS unit for somebody else won’t necessarily be the right one for you. Work out exactly how you intend to use the device and what functionality you need from your TENS unit. There is no need to pay for a device with loads of features that you don’t need or won’t use. Look forward to some pain relief without medicine – start your search for a TENS unit today!

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Compare devices to discover the best tens unit  

Our interactive comparison chart contains a selection of some of the best TENS units. Use this to compare the key features, prices and ratin...