Foot Circulation Machine FAQ

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What is an EMS device?

First and foremost, reduced blood circulation causes feet to get swollen, cold and start to cramp. Now, Electronic Muscle Stimulator or EMS helps stimulate the nerves and muscles in the feet and lower legs.  As a result, blood from the feet flows away from the feet, thereby improving blood circulation. Consequently, it helps reduce swelling and relieves aches arising from a day of putting constant weight on your feet.

By the way, EMS sends electrical pulses through electrodes that adhere to the surface of the skin. Next, these pulses go to the muscles where they cause the muscles to contract, thereby improving blood circulation. Consequently, these muscle contractions are effective in helping to treat swelling and inflammation. Also, these contractions are crucial in treating injuries or pain in the joints, In addition, the stimulation enhances muscle toning and speeds up recovery time by building new muscle tissue.

What is a TENS device?

First, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation or TENS is a technology to treat pain. So, it does this by using low voltage electric current to scramble pain signals in your body.

Now, some foot circulation machines have TENS capabilities. So, to use these features, using adhesives, you attach two electrodes to the skin near the site of the pain. Also, the electrodes are connected to the foot circulation machine by wires.

Consequently, current from the foot circulation machine flows to the electrodes. As a result, electrical impulses are created. Next, these electrical impulses signal nerve endings to promote the release of endorphins. Consequently, the pain signals in that region of the body are “reset”. Now, when pain signals are “reset,” the nerve endings are stimulated in such a way that the pain signals disappear.

What's the major difference between EMS and TENS devices?

Most of all, EMS is used for therapeutic muscle stimulation by sending an electrical charge into the muscles. As a result, the muscle’s fibers are charged, causing the muscles to contract.

Meanwhile, TENS is used to relieve pain symptoms by confusing pain signals which in essence diverts pain from being “felt”.

When do you use an EMS device and when do you use a TENS device?

An EMS device is best in the following situations:

First, if you want to strengthen your calf muscles.

Second, you want to tone your muscles.

Third, if you have aches and pain in the feet and lower legs.

Also, when your feet or lower legs are swollen.

Finally, if you have nerve pain or cramps in your feet and lower legs.

On the other hand, a TENS device is best in the following situations:

First, if you have muscle pain in other parts of your body, such as upper legs, thighs, lower back, hips, upper back, arms, and shoulders.

Second, when you have arthritis.

Or, you have carpal tunnel syndrome.

Also, if you have multiple sclerosis.

Finally, if you have sciatica.

Why use a machine with both EMS and TENS?

Now, studies show that EMS and TENS are equally effective at providing pain relief. However, studies also show that EMS and TENS together are more effective at pain relief than either EMS or TENS on their own.

How can an EMS and TENS machine help you?

An EMS and TENS machine can help you in the following ways.

First, these machines improve muscle functions in the feet and legs.

Second, they strengthen calf, leg and feet muscles.

Third, they improve blood circulation in your feet and legs.

As a result, they alleviate aches and pain in the feet and legs.

Also, they make you less tired.

In addition, they help reduce swelling in your feet, ankles, or legs.

Furthermore, they help relieve tense and stiff feet, ankles, or legs.

Next, they help relieve painful conditions like joint pain, back pain, neck and shoulder pain.

Also, they help those having trouble sleeping due to pain.

In addition, they help relieve nerve pain and cramps

Moreover, the TENS body stimulator helps relax other parts of your body, such as the neck, arms, shoulders, back, lower back, waist, hips, feet, calves, ankle, and legs.

Incidentally, they help relieve stress.

Also, they can provide instant pain relief.

Finally, they help those with

Plantar Fasciitis
Circulatory problems
Pins and needles
Restless Leg Syndrome

How long should I use an EMS and TENS machine?

First, recommendations for the OSITO foot circulation machines is to use them continuously for a maximum of 25 minutes. Also, use them only once or twice a day. Meanwhile, the REVITIVE machine can be used daily for up to 30 minutes at a stretch.

Who uses EMS and TENS machines?

The EMS and TENS machines are used by the following.

First, middle-aged adults.

Second, the elderly.

Third, people who stand for long periods of time.

Fourth, people who sit for long period of time.

Next, women who often wear high heels.

Also, active people who need to recover from exercise issues.

In addition, people who suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome.

Furthermore, people who suffer from swollen feet or legs.

Finally, people with lymphedema.

Are there restrictions on using EMS and TENS machines?

First, do not use EMS and TENS foot stimulators if you have

A cardiac pacemaker,

Extreme cardiac irregularities,

An implanted defibrillator,

Implanted metal and electronic devices,

A abnormally high blood pressure,

A tendency toward internal bleeding,


Second, do not use on vital parts, such as carotid sinus nerves, across the chest, or across the brain.

Also, do not use if you are pregnant.

Finally, do not use if you are being treated for, or have the symptoms of an existing Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT.