Have you ever had a back ache that sidelined you, but wasn’t bad enough to go to the doctor over? Or had leg muscle pain after running and wished you had your own personal TENS unit? I recently received the Rapid Relief Electronic Pain Relief Pad for review, and think it would be a great tool to add to any pain relief arsenal. Fortunately, I haven’t needed to use it, but I did try it out to tell you about it!
The Rapid Relief Electronic Pain Relief Pad is a new wireless TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) device that works to block the nerve pathways from transmitting pain signals from aching muscles. It works by sending impulses, or controlled micro-electronic current, through the skin to block the nerves from sending pain signals to the body’s pain center. It is available in a lower back size and a smaller arms/legs size.
Rapid Relief uses clinically proven technology to deliver targeted, effective and safe pain relief for the lower back, arms and/or legs. It is compact, portable, and easy to use. It turns on by holding the “+” sign down for 3 seconds. You can also increase the intensity of the pulses by holding the plus sign down. Turning it off is a snap, too, and can be done by holding the “-“ sign down for three seconds.
Upon removal, you can store it in the carry case, taking care to replace the protective film over the adhesive jelly pads to preserve them. The carry case is small enough to fit into a purse.
The only thing I would change about the HoMedics Rapid Relief Electronic Pain Relief Pad is the packaging on the gel refills. If it were shaped like the carry case, and slightly smaller, one could easily take their refills on the go with their Rapid Relief.