Two weeks ago, I shared with you that May was Arthritis Awareness Month and also shared the story of pain Mr. B experiences daily as a result of his love for running. If you missed his story, you might want to catch up HERE. He agreed to put the new OMRON Focus TENS Therapy For Knee to the test for pain relief. I will share with you his thoughts in a moment.
I, on the other hand, agreed to test the OMRON MAX POWER RELEF on my shoulder which was injured a couple of years ago and is often painful during my gym visits. However, there is the problem…I haven’t been to the gym and the shoulder has not been hurting because of it.
But, right after that first post, I was texting with the group of ladies I have known and worked out with for several years. The youngest one, Kristin, is 41 and she is a weightlifting pro. I have seen her tackle weights such as the one below on a regular basis. She has continued to workout while at home, and this particular day, she was in pain. She was suffering from tendonitis in her shoulder and a horrible knot in her shoulder blade. I could not allow her to be in that pain, when I was sitting here with a solution. So, I told her about OMRON’s new product and she drove over that day to pick up the unit.
Four days later, I received the following email from her and she gave permission for me to share it here.
So, let me tell you, I love the TENS unit you let me try.
On the first night, I did 3 rounds of treatment on my back, and 2 on my hips. Friday night’s sleep was the first time in several weeks that I was able to sleep through the night and not wake up in the middle of the night in pain. I woke up the next morning without any pain! I have since developed more knots in my back and have been working on those areas as well.
Here are a few things I like about this unit.
- The carrying case is so handy. It allows me to receive a hands-free treatment while doing things around the house. In the mornings, I can wear it while putting on makeup. In the evenings, I can wear it while folding clothes or making dinner. There is no excuse of “I don’t have time”.
- The screen is very easy to read and very simple to use. I like that I can see how many minutes I have left in my treatment. There aren’t screens you have to scroll through. Everything is on one screen.
- At first, I thought there were too many intensity levels until I tried the unit on different sections of my body. On my back, I use level 10 or 11. What I realized though, is that you don’t need to use a high level to get results. In other words, you don’t need to use a level so high it causes pain to see a difference. I did an experiment and tried using a level 8 on my back and still had great results!
- The pads go on and come off easily and pain free. I did have to work at putting them on at the correct angle so they didn’t come off, but once I got them situated, I had no problems with them.
Overall, I am very pleased with the TENS unit and plan on buying one for future use.
Thank you so much for letting me borrow it. It really made a difference! Now if I can just stop getting knots in my back and neck, I’d be a happier person.
I think sharing this response with her different areas of need is much better than my occasional shoulder pain. I am so thankful that the OMRON Max Power Relief helped me to help a friend.
I believe you can gather from Bill’s story that he has some significant damage to his knee. He does experience daily pain and I have catch him limping during the day. He has been faithful to use the OMRON Focus TENS Therapy for Knee every day while working in his office and believes it has helped him significantly. Previously, he would stand from sitting at his desk and experience pain, but after using the OMRON TENS, he can now stand and leave his desk pain-free. Though he still has pain throughout the day from a torn meniscus, he reports that it helps so much to have some of that pain eliminated. He is facing decisions in the future about knee replacement surgery and still dealing with the loss of his love of running, but the OMRON TENS has helped him to persevere through.
KEEP SMILING, EVERYONE!
By Pamela Lutrell
Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post but the words are my own.