Foot Circulation Machine FAQ

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Question. What is an electrical muscle stimulation?

Answer. Electrical muscle stimulation is a technology in which muscles are stimulated by electrical impulses. Now, this impulse causes muscles to contract and then relax. Moreover, this repetitive contracting and relaxing, increases blood circulation to the muscles. Which, in turn, helps repair them.

Question. What is an EMS device?

Answer. First and foremost, reduced blood circulation causes feet to get swollen, cold, and start to cramp. Now, Electronic Muscle Stimulator or EMS helps stimulate 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. As a result, the EMS device 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.

Question. What is a TENS device?

Answer. First, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation or TENS is a technology to treat pain. And, 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. Incidentally, the electrodes are connected to the foot circulation machine by wires.

Next, 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.

Question. What’s the major difference between EMS and TENS devices?

Answer. 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”.

Question. When do you use an EMS device?

Answer. An EMS device is best in the following situations:

First, if you want to strengthen your calf muscles.

Second, if 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.

Question. When do you use a TENS device?

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

Muscle pain in upper legs, thighs, lower back, hips, upper back, arms, and shoulders,
Fibromyalgia. Symptoms include aching and pain in muscles, tendons, and joints all over the body, especially along the spine,
Tendinitis – inflammation of a tendon,
Low back pain,
Carpal tunnel syndrome,
Multiple sclerosis,
Chronic pelvic pain,
Peripheral artery disease – hardening of the arteries that circulate blood to the body,
Osteoarthritis – a disease of the joints,
Bursitis – inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs that cushion joints,
Diabetes-related neuropathy – damage to the nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body.

Question. When should you not use a TENS device?

Answer. However, a TENS device should not be used in the following situations:

Near implanted device like cardioverter/defibrillator, neurostimulators, bone growth stimulator, indwelling blood pressure monitors. 
Near areas where cancer has been found.
To the head, neck or shoulders if you have epilepsy.
Chest, if you have heart disease or heart failure.
Deep vein thrombosis.
Tissues recently treated by radiation.
Near or over eyes, mouth, front or side of neck, or on the head.

Question. Why use a machine with both EMS and TENS?

Answer. 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.

Question. How can an EMS and TENS machine help you (Benefits)?

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

First, these machines improve muscle functions in the feet and legs. For example, they strengthen calf, leg, and feet muscles so you can walk further.

Second, they help relax stiff muscles.

Third, they improve blood circulation in the feet and legs. As a result, they help relieve cramps, aches and pain in the feet and legs. Also, you feel less tired. In addition, the increased circulation helps prevent restless leg syndrome. By the way, this syndrome may be a consequence of excessive air travel.

Fourth, by stimulating nerve-endings in the soles of your feet, your feet and legs get more oxygenated blood, which, in turn, relieves pins and needles.

Fifth, they relieve tired, aching legs due to age, inactivity or medical conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Next, these machines help those with severe foot or leg pain due to spending a lots of time standing. In fact, they relieve aches and pain in the feet, legs and body.

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 relieve sore feet, ankles, heels, and calves.

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

In addition, they help those having trouble sleeping due to pain.

Furthermore, they help relieve nerve pain

Next, 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 also help relieve stress.

Finally, they help those with:
Plantar Fasciitis

Question. How long should I use an EMS and TENS machine?

Answer. 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.

Question. How long before seeing results?

Answer. Incidentally, you may start noticing significant improvement within four weeks of daily treatment. However, if you have been suffering through the problem for long period of time, it may take longer to notice improvement.

Question. Who uses EMS and TENS machines?

Answer. 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.

Question. What symptoms are helped by EMS and TENS machines?

Answer. Symptoms helped by EMS and TENS include the following:

Cramps, aches and pain in the feet and legs,
Nerve pain,
Pain in the joints, back, neck, and shoulders,
Pins and needles in the feet,
Plantar Fasciitis,
Restless Leg Syndrome,
Sore feet, ankles, heels, and calves,
Stiff muscles, feet, ankles, or legs,
Swollen feet, ankles, or legs,
Tired, aching feet and legs,
Trouble sleeping due to pain.

Question. What is neuropathy?

Answer. Neuropathy is damage to the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. Peripheral neuropathy often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in the hands and feet.

Question. What are symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?

Answer. Some of the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are listed below:
Weak muscles,
Twitching muscles,
Loss of muscle and bone,
Loss of sensation or feeling in legs, arms, or other parts of the body.

Question. Who should not use the EMS and TENS machines?

Answer. First, do not use EMS and TENS foot stimulators if you have
A cardiac pacemaker,
Extreme cardiac irregularities,
An implanted defibrillator,
An Implanted metal and electronic devices,
An 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.