Managing pain is a process that takes time, execution, and trial/error to get the best treatment possible. This process transfers over to TENS therapy as well. Unlike pain medication, TENS therapy does require a bit of testing to figure out the best TENS unit settings, the ideal electrode placement, and optimal treatment time and strength for relieving pain.
Everyday Health wrote a great article on the importance of keeping track of pain. By keeping a pain diary, you're able to reveal pain triggers, changes in your condition, side effects from pain/drugs, potential changes to make, and other emotional/psychological problems that may occur. Keeping that log helps you make the right choices and adjustments to recover faster and more efficient.
This inspired us to create a treatment tracker of our own. We call it the TENS Unit Treatment Tracker. It helps you keep a log of TENS sessions to take note of the settings, treatment time, and date of your treatment. That way, you're able to keep a record of what is working and what's not. It's essential to adjust your treatments accordingly to ensure you're getting the most out of your TENS unit.
The tracker is available in excel and PDF form so you can use it electronically or print out.
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How do you keep track of your treatments? Do you have any specific tips and tricks for the best TENS treatment sessions? Comment below!