Looking to get more out of your TENS machine?
Perhaps treat a whole region of your body? Or find the perfect tool to soothe a specific area?
These clever solutions below are sure to enhance your sessions.
You’ll notice a number of products on our list are conductive, but what exactly does that mean?
Conductive products, such as socks and gloves, are woven with a special silver filament that passes the electrical current from your machine to the area being treated.
They’ve been developed to be convenient, efficient and simple to use, distributing the (low voltage) electrical current evenly.
Not only that – but they make it possible to treat areas you may otherwise have difficulties with.
Reusable? Check. Washable? You bet.
- The great thing about many of these products is that they can be used over and over again.
- Of course, like any item of delicate clothing they will need replacing, eventually. However, they have been created so that you can hand wash them, as and when required.
In our roundup of the latest TENS unit accessories, we’ll introduce to you a hand-picked selection of the most useful, practical, and ingenious products around.
TENS Accessories for Your Feet
However using electrodes on your feet, though totally possible, can at times be a little tricky.
Take a look at a range of the best attachments for your feet below, so you can truly feel the buzz!
TENS Accessories for Your Hands
There are many different conditions that can cause pain in your hands, including arthritis.
If you want to take control of your pain then read our summary of the best TENS accessories for your hands:
Other TENS Unit Attachments & Accessories
If the pain you’re trying to treat isn’t in your feet, hands or back, then take a look at a few other must-have attachments below, including some practical accessories!
FAQs about TENS Accessories
You might have a question or two about TENS accessories and exactly how they work.
Below we’ve answered a number of them so you can invest in the attachment that’s right for you:
Can you pair any TENS unit with any TENS accessory?
Most accessories have a standard lead that allows them to be connected to the majority of popular TENS units on the market, however it’s not guaranteed. Be sure to check the fittings or contact the manufacturer before making a purchase.
How do conductive TENS accessories work?
The conduction comes from a special silver filament that’s been woven into the products. This carries the electrical pulse from your machine to the area covered by the fabric, evenly distributing the low voltage current.
What are conductive gloves?
Conductive gloves are woven with silver, and when paired with a TENS machine can evenly distribute the electrical current through your hands.
How do I make my TENS pads sticky again?
Depending on which TENS pads you choose, you should be able to make them sticky again by gently wiping them down and using an electrode gel.
Do you need electrode gel for TENS units?
It’s not essential to use electrode gel with your TENS unit, however many manufacturers will recommend it. Electrode gel can help to enhance your treatment and extend the life of your electrodes.
Do TENS gloves work?
Research conducted in the UK has shown that TENS gloves are just as effective as electrodes when it comes to pain management.
Now you’ve added a few accessories to your cart, you might want to start learning even more about the treatment.
You can find out everything you need to know by reading our ultimate guide to TENS therapy here.