Have you ever been walking and suddenly feel a twinge in your knee? I know I have. Sometimes it’s mild and other times it makes me limp. Sadly, knee pain is almost inevitable as we age.
Knee pain can get so bad it requires knee surgery, but oftentimes, it’s manageable if you’re careful about what you’re doing. For instance, you may not want to do jumping jacks or go skiing and risk hurting your knees. It will only make it worse or cause permanent damage.
OMRON’s Focus TENS Therapy for Knee is an in-home treatment for knee pain that is based on TENS technology and is an easy device to use. Simply assemble it, wrap it below your knee, turn it on, and let it work for approximately 30 minutes.
What is TENS?
Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) is a therapy that has been used by physical therapists to relieve various types of pain for over 40 years. It is drug-free and sends stimulating pulses across the surface of your skin and along nerve strands. Science suggests that TENS technology is effective in blocking pain signals from reaching the brain. That’s because it stimulates the body to release endorphins that naturally eases pain. It can also improve blood circulation.
OMRON was the first company to develop at-home TENS devices that have been cleared by the FDA.
My experience with Omron TENS Therapy for Knee
Representatives for OMRON approached me and asked if I would like to try out their Focus TENS Therapy for Knee device myself. Because I get knee pain occasionally, I was eager to see if it worked and agreed to test it out.
It’s a simple device that comes in a compact box. You can fit the device and its parts into a small- zipped carrying case that comes with the product.
The device is a medical wearable and is wireless so you can use it as you go about your day.
After charging the device, it took a few minutes for me to assemble it. Even though the instructions are clear and concise, I still managed to put the strap on backward but quickly figured it out. Once I strapped it below my knee and turned it on, I could feel it start working.
You can select up to 20 intensity levels to find a setting that feels comfortable for you. I set it to a mild level and could feel tiny painless pulses. I like that you can either sit or walk around while it works.
What comes in the box?
The OMRON Focus TENS Therapy for Knee comes in two sizes, medium and large. Mine is a medium and fits me perfectly. The plastic TENS unit itself is small and rectangular with a power button and intensity controls. You hook it around a pad that has a sticky surface underneath and then attach both the unit and the pad to the band.
Strap it on one of your knees, turn on the power button, adjust the intensity, and let it work for about 30 minutes per knee.
You can reuse the self-adhesive knee pads that are included in the box up to 30 times and additional pads are available for purchase when you need them.
Why use the OMRON at-home brand for your knees?
Chronic and acute knee pain affects as many as 70 million Americans and many of them are over 50. It can be caused by arthritis that becomes prevalent as we age. The OMRON Focus TENS Therapy for Knee pairs TENS technology with Sweep Waveform Therapy. This type of therapy helps to alleviate chronic, acute, and arthritic knee pain, stiffness, and discomfort in the muscles and joints.
OMRON Healthcare has been the top leader in personal health and wellness technology for over 40 years. They are the #1 doctor and pharmacist recommended home blood pressure monitor brand on the market.
A study showed that the Omron Focus TENS Therapy for Knee can reduce knee pain and make it easier to walk for adults diagnosed with pre-radiographic knee osteoarthritis as long as joint damage has not been detected during an x-ray exam.
My impression of the product
Overall, I like that it’s a compact product you can use at home or take with you anywhere. It would be a great thing to take along on vacation, especially if you plan to do a lot of walking.
When there’s an alternative way to reduce pain without drugs, count me in. The OMRON Focus TENS Therapy for Knee is safe to use, you barely feel any sensation at all, it’s mobile and very affordable.
My knee felt better after using it
This post was sponsored by OMRON and I received compensation for writing this review. However, all my opinions are my own.