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5 Awesome Benefits of Electrotherapy Treatment!

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Electro-Therapy

You don’t have to be a physical therapist, chiropractor, or M.D. to administer proper at-home care with electrodes. While a lot of people may be apprehensive to start treating pain with a modality they know little to nothing about, it’s more simple than you think to understand what electrodes can do for pain relief and how best to use them. Continue reading below and discover the advantages you stand to gain in just 5 easy steps!

Discover the Power of Current

1. Discover the Power of Current

Most commonly used in conjunction with a TENS unit, electrode pads deliver a minimal amount of electrical stimulation to a painful area of the body, increasing blood circulation and range of motion among other things. However, inferior electrode pads can produce poor results and minimize overall effectiveness. So think: the better the pads, the better the treatment! Our premiere pads are proven to be highly conductive and routinely yield better results when it comes to pain reliefs solutions.

Get TONS of Treatments when You Buy Just Once

2. Get TONS of Treatments when You Buy Just Once

One of the main advantages of treating with electrode pads is that you can treat multiple times with each pad. You needn’t worry about those recurring, burdensome trips to the see your doctor when you treat with our electrodes pads. Each one will last anywhere from 20 to 30 uses, saving you a lot of time and hassle in the short term. Combine that with the fact that electrode pads can be used on almost any area of the body, and you have reason enough to try this method of treatment today. For an added bonus, consider using an electrode spray gel, which removes body oil and perspiration from the dermis, further elongating the life of the pads themselves.

Discover Peace of Mind with FDA-Compliance

3. Discover Peace of Mind with FDA-Compliance

When they hear the term “electrodes,” many people immediately think that operating a device where an electric current is administered will be both difficult and dangerous. In reality, it’s neither! Electrode treatment therapy is approved by the Food & Drug Administration, and rarely do you have to worry about any kind of hot spots appearing on the skin when you administer treatment yourself. However, you will significantly lower your risk of irritation by purchasing a superior product with the finest gels available. We recommend this one to get you started.

Treat Effectively on the Go

4. Treat Effectively on the Go!

Thanks to the compatibility of TENS units and electrode pads, many patients who purchase these devices are not just able to treat from the comfort of their own home, but they’re also able to treat on the go when they travel for work, pleasure, or otherwise. A TENS unit will fit nicely in the palm of your hand and most units come with a hardshell carrying case, making transportation hassle-free. Electrodes pads are also compact enough to fit in any overnight bag or suitcase with ease.

Save Money with Superior Electrodes

5. Save Money with Superior Electrodes!

If you’re used to high deductibles, copays, or other out-of-pocket costs at the doctor’s office, treating with electrode pads will alleviate not only your physical pain, but also any financial stress that may be cause for worry. A four-pack of our most popular “Square Series” pads is just $6.40. And when you purchase online, pay nothing for shipping. When considered alongside all the other advantages you stand to gain, it’s hard to see why you wouldn’t start treating with electrode pads today!

5 Reasons You’ll Love Ultrasound Therapy

Tuesday, 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

Thursday, 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

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Take a look at our new YouTube video and feel free to give us some feedback. Do you have a video tutorial you’d like to see? Comment about it on this blog post.



Feel Better Fast with E-Stim Units

Tuesday, 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.