5 Reasons You’ll Love Ultrasound Therapy

July 24th, 2018

You could hold the key to pain relief in the palm of your hand! Turns out, ultrasounds are for SO much more than pregnancies. We’re talking about using at-home ultrasound treatments to feel pain relief fast. Check out the 5 reasons you’ll love ultrasound therapy to treat different types of pain, inflammation, scarring, and more!

1. It Treats Dozens of Ailments

it treats dozens of ailments

You’d be surprised at the range of treatments your at-home ultrasound can provide! From swelling and inflammation to targeted treatment for tendonitis, these are just a few reasons you could benefit from an at-home ultrasound.

  • Injuries (pre- and post-operative)
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Tissue Swelling
  • Inflammation of Muscle and Joints
  • Arthritis
  • Scarring
  • Acute and Chronic Pain

2. It’s Inexpensive

ultrasound therapy is inexpensive

You could spend the gas money to get to a physician to give the treatments. Then, pay your copay (IF it’s covered by your insurance). However, this sounds like a lot of time and money spent, just to wait for each appointment until you can feel relief.

With an at-home ultrasound unit, you can feel relief when you need it most… right away! Pay for the unit once and get a warranty that ensures you can keep using it for up to 5 years.

3. You Can Do It At Home

you can do it at home

This is technology that physical therapists and doctors trust, but that you can do by yourself at home! It’s so easy that you can start using it right away. Most come with instructions that walk you through the process. Plus, you can easily store it when you’re not using it.

4. It’s Safe

ultrasound therapy is safe

These machines are trusted by doctors. Plus, many of the at-home ultrasounds, like the LG Pro Series Ultrasound Unit, are FDA-approved. This is also a great drug-free alternative to pain relief!

5. It’s Faster & Stronger than Other Treatments

it is faster and stronger than other treatments

If you use an at-home pain relief solution, you can apply treatments more frequently than if you were to opt for treatments from a physician. That means faster healing time! Plus, units like the LG Pro Complete are 3X stronger than leading brands. We suggest pairing the at-home ultrasound with other electric stimulation, such as a TENS unit.

5 At-Home Pain Solutions

June 28th, 2018

Are you tired and fed-up with your pain? More than 100 million Americans suffer from some type of chronic pain every single day. Enough is enough! Take matters into your own hands with these 5 at-home remedies that could completely change your pain, and ultimately your life.

1. TENS Unit

Tens Unit

TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Basically, that’s a long and complicated way of saying this unit uses a low electric current to help relieve pain by stimulating the muscle. Simply hook up the electrodes to the area where you’re experiencing pain and let the current stimulate the muscle.

2. Heat Therapy

Heat Therapy

Whether it’s a hot bath or a home-made heating pad (you can make one with household items!), heat is an effective at-home remedy for pain. That’s because heat stimulates your sensory receptors. That means the heat will decrease the transmission of pain signals headed toward your brain, and ultimately help relieve the pain.

3. At-Home Ultrasound

At-Home Ultrasound

You don’t need to make repeated trips to the doctor to experience the benefits of an ultrasound. Instead, you can invest in an at-home ultrasound unit. This machine can be used for a variety of purposes, such as treating inflammation, muscle spasms, & increasing range of motion. These machines are so easy you can operate them yourself!

4. Over the Counter Topical Ointments

Creams, ointments, & gels can be used at home to provide pain relief. Simply apply to your skin on the area where you’re experiencing pain and let the ingredients go to work. While the ingredients in different products vary, some common ingredients

a. Counterirritants (like menthol, for a burning then cooling sensation to distract from pain)

b. Capsaicin (causes a burning sensation, same ingredient found in chili peppers)

c. Salicylates (same ingredient that is found in aspirin)

Over the counter topical ointments

5. Stretch Tutorials

We live in an information age, so use your resources! There’s a world of helpful information waiting at your fingertips. Head online to find free tutorials to help relieve different types of pain through stretching. Yoga is a great natural remedy to help with muscle soreness and back pain.

Stretch Tutorials

It’s time to take pain relief back into your hands! Try one or multiple of these treatments to help live your life pain-free. Your body will thank you.

Check out our new YouTube video

May 2nd, 2013

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Feel Better Fast with E-Stim Units

January 8th, 2013

One of the biggest problems in dealing with medical rehabilitation is that the patients have frequently been bedridden or have been immobilized in full or in part for some period of time. This lack of activity leads to muscular atrophy, which can take an extremely long period of time to recover from. One way of defeating this loss of muscle tone is through the process of electrical muscular stimulation, or e-stim as it is commonly known.

E-stim Units from LG Med Supply

E-stim Units from LG Med Supply

E-stim units are simply low voltage generators that put out a benign current which is enough to trigger nerve signals to the muscles but not enough to harm the patient. E-stim units generally have several different electrodes available, which are applied to the area of the body to be stimulated on a spot covered with a hypoallergenic gel. This gel keeps the electrodes snugly in place and also serves as a superior conductor that more easily transfers current from the e-stim unit to the muscle group it is intended to treat.

The e-stim current itself is administered in the form of a gentle pulsation that triggers the muscles to contract and release at rapid intervals. These cycles provide a form of involuntary muscular exercise that does not require any physical or mental effort on the part of the patient. In addition to its use as a rehabilitative tool, e-stim units are often used in chiropractic treatment to relax tight muscle groups prior to their being worked on by the doctor.

E-stim units provide a generally pleasant sensation at lower settings and can easily put the patient to sleep in much the same way as a good massage will do. At higher settings, it can be anything from a sharp tickle to a nearly unwelcome shock that is very effective but hardly restful. For those unfamiliar with it, the feel of a cell phone set on vibrate is not dissimilar to the sensation created.

Why Quality TENS Electrodes Are Crucial To TENS Use

December 13th, 2012

A TENS unit is a medical equipment that is used as part of pain management by helping block pain signals to the brain. TENS is an abbreviation of the longer term, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation that is primarily used to help ease pain after a medical operation, control joint and muscle pains and even manage chronic pain. The therapy involves utilizing a TENS unit electrode that are attached unto the skin which then emits a very weak electrical current. The current then passes unto the skin and into the nerve endings underneath.

TENS Electrodes placed on a body

TENS Electrodes placed on a body

The TENS electrodes are then attached to a TENS Unit which is a small battery powered devise wherein the weak electrical signals are generated. The intensity of the small electrical shock can be controlled on the TENS unit as well as the duration and the frequency of the shock. The electrical current generated by the TENS unit replaces the pain signals that is being sent by the nerve endings unto the brain in a way blocking them. Depending on the degree of the electrical current, a high frequency helps to block pain signals while a low frequency helps in the release of endorphins.  A TENS unit cannot be used by everyone. For instance, those who happen to have pacemakers are not allowed to use TENS therapy since the electrical signal can interrupt the pacemakers function. Those who are sensitive to even the slightest electrical shock are also not allowed.

A TENS unit electrode should be of high quality to get the most out of the electrical charge generated from a TENS unit. The efficacy and effectiveness of the TENS therapy highly depends on the quality of the TENS electrodes since these are the components that are attached unto the skin in pads. The electrodes should be able to transmit the electrical signals being generated by the unit effectively unto the pad ends attached on the skin and down under the nerves for effective stimulation and pain management. Using electrodes of dubious quality might pose unnecessary risks to an individual receiving the treatment and can even damage a TENS unit altogether.