Arthritis involves inflammation
of one or more joints of the body, usually producing pain, redness, and stiffness.
Arthritis disables more people than any other chronic disorder. A common form
a degenerative disease of the joints that commonly occurs with aging. rheumatoid
arthritis, an autoimmune disease of unknown cause, is a progressive, crippling
joint disorder most common in women between 25 and 50.
Arthritis: Does TENS Work?
TENS or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation is a non-invasive,
drug-free method of pain relief. It is ideal for the treatment of arthritis. Pads
are placed on or near the area of pain. TENS uses soothing pulses that are sent
via the pads through the skin and along the nerve fibres. The pulses suppress
pain signals to the brain. TENS also encourages the body to produce higher levels
of its own natural pain killing chemicals called Endorphins and Encephalins.