When it comes to dealing with pain, chronic pain or occasional muscles sores resulting from exercises or over work, it can be very difficult to find a drug that will actually work. The one thing that always works for most people is good massage, but, often enough, a massage will either cost a lot of money, and it will require you to make some sort of reservation for the same day or the day after that. For that reason we were very excited when tens or transcutaneous electrical nerve simulation machines started showing up on the market. Today, they have gotten to be so famous and so useful to so many people that it has gotten to be a challenge to find one that is really good. For that reason we have combed through most of the offers and came up with this list of the top ten best tens units available on the market in . We are going to start with a simple table that may give you all the information you need to make a decision – price, Amazon star rating and price – and then we will continue with a detail review for each product, in case you feel the need to know more before actually buying a product.
1. Tens Handheld Electronic Pulse Massager Unit
We are going to start with one of the simplest and best loved tens units on the market today, the truMedic unit. The thing that we love about it is that it’s simple, straight forward and you can start using it within 5 minutes after receiving it even if have never held a unit like this before. There are those who are going to hate it the fact that it does not allow you to set the wave length or the pulse width. Instead you simply place the electrodes on the affected area, set the unit for that particular area, shoulder, lower back, upper legs, and let it go to work. You can even decide on the type of stimulation you would like the unit to use. And it is also programmed to stop automatically after 11 minutes because the biggest problem most people have had with this type of machine is that they overuse it and that can lead to skin irritations or even more pain. So make sure that you only use the truMedic tens unit as it was intended to and make full use of its safety features.
2. Tens Handheld Electronic Pulse Massager Unit by Santamedical
The second tens unit we would like to introduce to you has received a 4.3 star Amazon rating from over 110 users and you have to understand just how impressive that is when talking about a machine that is very easy to abuse. The Santa Medical tens unit has to independent sets of electrodes and controllers for them so you can either share the massaging pleasure with your significant other, or you can massage two areas at the same time. This machine too has 6 simple preset programs, but you can also switch it to manual and just choose the intensity and the type of massage you want.
3. FDA Cleared HealthmateForever TENS electronic pulse massager Pro
The thing that we liked the best about the Health Mate Forever tens unit, besides the fact that it got an amazing 4.2 star rating, is the fact that it is small enough to be truly mobile. You can take the other units with you in your bag on a trip too, but the Health Mate Forever can sit just as comfortably in your pocket. That means you can even use it during your commute. And, yes, the fact that it is so small does mean the battery will not last as long as with the other units, but it does hold its own and you can use it for several hours even on maximum intensity.
4. Prospera Electronic Pulse Massager
We had to talk about the Prospera tens unit because they were one of the first companies to come out with such a device and this unit has gotten more positive reviews than any other 3 units on this list together. As a result it only managed a 4 star rating on Amazon, because there will always be some people who will not be happy with a product, but we tried it and were really excited by its six programmable massage levels. We also loved the high frequency stimulation and just how well the Prospera manages to administer it.
5. Zewa Spa Buddy Tens Pain Therapy Unit
The Zewa Spa Buddy tens unit is one of the most expensive tens units on the market and for that reason we could not include it as one of our favorites. Still, if you do decide to spend the money for it, you will understand why it costs so much. For one, with the Zewa you get 8 programs and 30 levels of intensity. It comes with two separate sets of pads so you can massage two parts of the body at the same time and the device itself is very small and easy to carry with you. Add to that the fact that the Zewa has a 4.8 star rating on Amazon and you will understand why it had to be on our top 10 best tens units of .
6. Omron electroTHERAPY Pain Relief Device PM3030
If you are not sure about which tens unit to buy we would recommend to go with the Omron. It is not really our favorite, but Omron is a name that stands for quality in the medical devices industry. As a result their tens unit is sturdy, well built and does everything you would expect from it. It only has 3 pre set programs, but you can select the intensity level for each one, and they even went through the trouble of getting an FDA approval for it.
7. XFT-502 Electrical Massager with 4 pads
If you are not sure if you should invest in a tens unit then we recommend trying the XTF-502. It is not the best but it is the most affordable unit that was still good enough to be worth mentioning on our top ten best tens units on the market. It comes with 4 pads but you cannot control them in pairs, so you cannot really massage to areas of the body or share them with a friend at the same time, unless, of course, if you both need the same intensity level.
8. HealthmateForever Massager 6 modes 8 pcs pads
If the XFT 502 was the type of unit you would buy if you are just now learning about tens, the Health Mate Forever quad unit is the one you would buy if you were already a fan and wanted to share the unit with a friend or if you need to massage up to 4 places in one go. It actually comes with 8 pads and 6 individual programs. It does cost almost as much as the Zewa, but it too has an impressive 4.6 star rating on Amazon.
9. Zewa SpaBuddy Relax – Back Pain Relief System
Zewa also came with an alternative to the regular tens unit with their Zewa Spa Buddy back pain relief system. It uses the same principles as a tens unit but the electrodes are embedded in a back brace that you can actually wear all the time. It is a very specifically oriented unit and that is why we have only mentioned it here, but it is a tens unit and it can be the perfect unit for you if you only need it for your back.
10. Mini Masseuse Pro Series Hands Free Personal Massager
Finally, the Mini Masseuse tens unit uses just 2 electrodes but it is small enough and has a design that is interesting enough to be included on a top 10 best tens units of list. It has earned a 4 star rating on Amazon from over 100 users and we are happy to say that it has earned our respect too.