TPN 200 Plus Dual Channel TENS Machine
Tried everything to fix knee pain and found that nothing quite does the trick? Try something a little bit different with the TPN 200 Plus Dual Channel TENS Machine. With a seal of approval from the NHS, the TPN 200 provides non-invasive TENS therapy, delivering small electrical pulses that stimulate endorphins while reducing the amount of pain signals sent to the brain.
What's Included with my Purchase?
Your TPN 200 purchase includes:
- 1 x TENS therapy unit
- 1 x Soft carry case with internal mesh pockets
- 1 x 9V battery
- 4 x Self-adhesive electrodes
- 2 x Patient leads (110cm)
- 1 x Instruction manual
- 1 x TENS therapy guide
- 1 x Belt clip
Please note that your TPN 200 Plus TENS Machine is supplied with a two year manufactures warranty.
Why Should I Use the TPN 200 Plus TENS Unit?
The TPN 200 TENS Machine is the NHS's most recommended TENS unit, with easy to use analogue controls providing catered pain relief that can be used to treat many different types of knee pain including arthritis, sports injuries and growing pains.
It offers pain relief without the use of medicine, proving to be a healthy alternative if you have found that prescribed pain relief has not worked in the past. The TENS unit targets nerve fibres beneath the skin using electrical impulses that stimulate them and block pain signals, a proven version of TENS therapy that has worked time and time again in the past.
What Can the TPN 200 TENS Machine Be Used to Treat?
The TPN 200 can be used to treat all different types of knee pain, whether caused by arthritis or a sports injury, and whether affecting the patella or a tendon. However, the TPN isn't just limited to helping with knee pain, in fact, it can be used to treat a great variety of bodily pain, including the following:
- Back pain
- Calf strain
- Dead leg
- Finger pain
- Knee pain
- Muscle stress
- Neck pain
- Period pains
- Post herpetic
- Labour pains
- Shoulder pain
- Sports injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Wrist pain
TENS may be used, with a physician's prescription, for the symptomatic relief and management of chronic (or long term) pain and for the treatment of post-operative or post-traumatic pain. If you suffer from pain and aren't sure if the TPN 200 is recommended for you, we recommend speaking with a healthcare professional.
What If My Condition Isn't Listed?
If we haven't listed your condition above, that doesn't mean you cannot use the TPN 200 Plus TENS Machine as a course of treatment. If you have any doubts or safety concerns about a health condition, we recommend contacting a qualified healthcare professional for advice before purchasing.
What is TENS Therapy and Can I Expect it to Work?
According to the NHS, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS therapy is a method of pain relief which is delivered through a mild electrical current. A TENS machine such as a TPN 200 is a small, battery-operated device with leads that are connected to sticky pads called electrodes. These leads transport an electrical current from the device through the electrodes to your skin, where they reduce pain signals to your spinal cord and brain.
Leads attached to sticky pads administer an electrical current straight to the skin
This then helps to relieve pain and relax the muscles while stimulating the production of endorphins, a natural painkiller. While the NHS stress that there needs to be further studies into TENS therapy, they acknowledge that it provides short-term pain relief and will readily recommend TENS treatment when necessary.
Is the TPN 200 for Me?
TENS therapy isn't a major form of medical treatment, but it can be used to treat minor knee pain as well as more intense pain caused by arthritis, ligament injuries and more. As a result we would recommend TENS for a long list of different types of knee pain, and as the TPN 200 Machine is easy to use, it is ideal for a wide range of different users.
If you are unsure of which level of TENS therapy you need, we would recommend contacting a doctor. The levels of therapy that the TENS Machine can offer will range between:
- Variable pulse rate: 2Hz - 150Hz
- Variable pulse width: 30us - 260us
- Selected modes: Modulation, constant, burst
How Do I Use the TPN 200 Machine?
Your TPN 200 is supplied with a free instruction manual, ensuring that you will know exactly what to do once your purchase has arrived. However, if you want to be prepared before it arrives, read our short user instructions here:
- Place the electrodes (sticky pads) on either side of the pain (they should be placed further than 2 to 3 cm of one another).
- Set the pulse rate to the required setting (100 Hz is recommended to start with), but adjust to your desired level.
- Switch the machine on and turn it up until you feel a strong (but not uncomfortable) tingling sensation.
- Turn the machine up slightly if you feel the tingling sensation lower slightly.
- For full effects, use the TPN 200 for between 45 minutes and 12 hours.
You can adjust the level of electrodes by using the simple, dual channel analogue controls that are on the front of the device. You can also choose between modulation, constant and burst, allowing you to select therapy that is catered to you.
Should I Ask for Advice Before Purchase?
It is always recommended that you speak to a doctor or health professional before use, however it isn't always necessary. In the following situations we would recommend speaking to a health professional first:
- When pregnant
- When suffering long-term chronic conditions
- If you are unsure of what level of pain relief you require
- If you are unsure of how to use a TENS machine
Can I Buy Replacements for the TPN 200 TENS Machine?
If you use your TPN 200 TENS Machine extensively, it's normal for parts of it to start to suffer from wear and tear. If you want to ensure that you are never left without your TENS machine, you can buy replacement parts from us at KneeSupports.com. The replacement parts that we offer include:
Can I Expect Pain Relief?
The TPN 200 TENS Machine will provide excellent pain relief once used for around an hour. This pain relief is medically proven to work by preventing pain signals from reaching your brain and spinal cord from your nerve endings. This pain relief is proven to work for a wide range of different conditions.
What Does the TPN 200 Feel Like to Use?
While using the TPN 200 Machine you can expect to feel a buzzing or tingling sensation surrounding the area where the patches have been placed. Increasing the intensity of the device will increase the intensity of the tingling, so it's recommended that you find a level that is strong, but not uncomfortable. After around 45 minutes of use you can expect to feel a significant amount of pain relief.
Why is the TPN 200 Recommended by the NHS?
Due to its simple and effective design, the TPN 200 Plus Dual Channel TENS Machine has been long-established as the NHS's most recommended TENS machine. It offers a unique, non-invasive, alternative method of pain relief and is extremely easy to operate. The analogue controls allow you to be in control, giving you a catered level of pain relief that is directly specific to you and your condition.
Why is the TPN 200 Different to Other TENS Machines?
The TPN 200 is different and highly recommended because it puts you in control. It has two independent, controllable output channels that allow for the intensity, duration, number per second and modulation to be altered with ease. Its small portable design makes the machine incredibly user-friendly, perfect for those who are less mobile.
How Long Will the TPN 200 Last?
Your TPN 200 Dual Channel TENS Machine is supplied with one 9V battery that promises to last from the start of your therapy to the end. If, on average, you use your TENS machine for around an hour per session, you can expect to receive a significant amount of therapy time before you'll need to replace the battery.
When Shouldn't I Use the TPN 200 TENS Machine?
You should not use the TPN 200 TENS machine in a number of different situations. If you are unsure of whether you should use a TENS machine, please consult your GP or health professional. We would recommend not using the TENS TPN 200 in the following situations:
- When the cause of the pain is unknown
- During pregnancy (unless medically advised or in labour)
- If you use a pacemaker
- If you have a metallic implant
- If you suffer from epilepsy or heart disease
Where Can I Not Use the TPN 200 Tens Machine?
- Any electrode placement that applies current to the carotid sinus (neck) region
- Any electrode placement that causes current to flow transcerebrally (through the head)
- Do not place over broken or damaged skin
- Do not place close to the eyes or in the mouth
- Do not use near water such as in the bath
- Do not use when operative machinery or driving