Info: Replacement Parts & Add-Ons for a TENS unit
Here you can find several replacement parts or complementary add-ons initially produced to be used with the model Pro8AB 10M Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Massage Unit made by Healthmate Forever, but which are also likely compatible with TENS units produced by other companies using the same types of connections. Options include replacement lead wires and pads, plus conductive socks, gloves, slippers, and belts for the mid-section or other areas, to apply this therapy to various other parts of the body.
These items are all compatible with the Healthmate Forever TENS Pro8AB10M Massager Unit (not included), and some (if not all) are also compatible with their Powered Muscle Stimulators, or with TENS devices provided by other companies.
A TENS unit is an advanced device commonly recommended to patients by Neurologists, Orthopedic Surgeons, Physical Therapists, Podiatrists, Chiropractors, and other health care practitioners for use in the treatment and management of pain associated with various neuropathies, including peripheral neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy. It basically works by sending electrical signals from the unit to electrode pads which make contact with your skin; those signals switch on the nerves which control the nearby muscles; and the nerves in turn switch on or tone up those muscles.
About the Individual Parts or Bundles:
XL Electrode Pads: You can either use these Extra Large (XL: 4 by 2 inch) flexible conductive pads to replace the old or worn out pads for your Flex Belt, or use them by themselves with Healthmate Forever unit and cord to cover large areas of muscle. They're great for the abs, biceps, triceps, lower back, shoulder, thighs, edemic legs, plantar fasciitis, lumbarsacral regions, etc. XL electrode pads allow for flexible placement around joints, such as knees, elbows, and ankles. body areas where large-area treatment is required. Includes two flexible, 4x2 inch self-adhesive (no gel needs to be applied) pads.
Replacement Wire, Dual Leads with 3.5mm Jack: these connect the various pads or peripheral devices to the unit; keep an extra set on hand in case your original wire gets damaged, wears out or is misplaced!
Non-Woven, Gourd-Shaped Electrode Pads: Perfect for around hard-to-reach joints such as knees, elbows, and ankles, these uniquely shaped electrode pads are self- adhesive, so you don't have to worry about messy adhesive gel.
Massage Shoes/Slippers: can connect to any Healthmate Forever TENS EMS unit to give your feet the sensation of an invigorating massage. By stimulating the foot and lower part of the leg, these slippers can help improve circulation, relieve tension, and alleviate the pain of plantar fasciitis. Tap into your body's own original system of rejuvenation, and let them open your feet to the oxygenation and energy of healthy blood.
Silver Conductive Gloves (shown in one of the product photos with insets of close-ups of areas like where the connector snaps on to): apply the benefits of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation therapy to your hands! By stimulating nerves and tissue, they can be helpful for those suffering from pain or poor-blood circulation in the hand and lower arm. Perfect for those with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathy, diabetes, or sports injuries.
Similarly, the Silver Conductive Socks can do the same for the feet. They look very much like any slightly gray sport sock, except for the snap-on button, and a couple of small metal clips barely visible at the top of the cuff and at the middle toe.
The Multi-Belt Massage Belt: 9" long and 5" wide, it is stretchable for all sizes, and uses EMS to stimulate and help tone various muscles such as arms, legs, thighs, shoulders, and abs. The stimulation mimics the body's natural muscle movements for effective, non-invasive toning in tune with your body's rhythms.
The boxed bundle of the Flex Belt with Wire Connector & 2 sets of XL Pads: the flexible belt uses EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) therapy to help tone abdominal muscles, and can also TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) to help relieve abdominal and lower back pain, as well as help reduce stretch marks. The box includes 4 XL pads specially designed and positioned to activate abdominal muscles. Belt size is 36", and is capable of a 12" expansion that makes it usable up to size 48".
How to use the Flex Belt:
Step 1: Place the pads on the belt. Turn belt over so the 4 silver snap-on buttons are facing upwards. Remove the four adhesive pads from their pack. There are 4 replacement electrode pads. [Note: Before proceeding, make sure that all four snap on buttons are completely connected by the electrode pads.]
Step 2: Remove the films from the black side of all four pads. [Note, you should only use Healthmate Forever pads with your control unit.]
Step 3: Position the belt on your body. Wrap the belt around your waist so that the pads are pressed firmly against your skin, positioning the large pad over your navel (belly button) or lower back. Stretch the ends of the belt around your waist until the pads are between your hip bone and ribs on either side of your body. Fasten the belt tightly around your waist, but not so tight as to cause discomfort. The pads are water-based, so you may find they are cool when placed on your skin.
How to use the conductive electrode gloves or socks:
- Spray glove or sock (to be conductive, the garment's fabric must be generously saturated conductive electrolyte or water spray).
- Slip on sock or glove. Affix pad.
- Connect your device with a pair of socks or gloves, or with a sock or glove and a pad.
Always consult your physician before purchasing or beginning any treatment with the Healthmate Forever or any other electrotherapy product. Unless otherwise prescribed by your physician. Healthmate Forever treatment and all electrotherapy should be avoided by expecting mothers, children, individuals with pacemakers, or individuals with other complicating conditions. Never operate a motor vehicle while undergoing electrotherapy. If you experience an adverse reaction as a result of using the Healthmate Forever discontinue use immediately and contact your health care provider. Contact your physician immediately in the case of any unusual reactions caused by the use of this product.