CareTec IV TENS/EMS/IF/Russian Stim by Roscoe Medical.
This 4-in-1 unit is a top-seller because of its many features. The TENS mode provides non-invasive pain management therapy that sends electrical impulses into the nerves through the skin to block pain perception. The EMS mode helps treat muscular injuries. It is also widely used to prevent muscle atrophy when a patient has been operated on or has suffered a mayor injury that will not allow muscle mobility for a long period. Using the EMS mode will also assist in the re-education of muscles by passively contracting muscle groups. The IF mode reduces inflammation effectively. Using the "sine" and the "square" alternating currents this unit is able to stimulate the sensory motor and also the pain fibers. The pain messages at spinal cord level are blocked as the large impulse fibers create an interference with their transmission. The Russian Stimulation is great for reducing muscle spasms and for strengthening muscles through medium frequencies. Patients can produce top muscle strength and not feel any discomfort from the current.
Channel: Dual, isolated between channels.
4 modes and 14 programs.
4 TENS programs.
3 Russian Stim programs.
3 EMS programs.
4 IF programs.
Includes: carrying case, lead wires, 9-volt battery, AC adapter, manual and pack of self-adhesive reusable electrodes.
I was looking to replace a precision tens 3900 and had been spoiled by the simplicity of it. It had two intensity dials and a freq and pulse width dial along with 4 settings which you could adjust any setting at anytime, so with any current you could adjust freq and PW to find the magic optimal setting for any place you had set your pads. With this unit you must set all your pulse settings prior to applying current and once you apply current you can not get back to the pulse configuration in order to fine tune the settings. This unit has many nice setting but with out being able to adjust them with the current running there is no way to know what would feel good other than make a setting and try it. If I had not owned the 3900 unit before I would have had to guess as to how to make settings with this unit, and since it has EMS, IF, and Russian settings my other unit did not, I have no idea how to start these setting to make them. effective. I am sure there are better setting than the ones I have tried but with the design of this unit it is hard to know without blindly trying a setting and see what that feels like. Also with the IF function and the settings I have chosen I could not get any stimulation that seemed deeper than what I was accomplishing with my standard Tens. Nor could I get the second channel to work in IF mode. Also about 1/3 of the time the second channel in the EMS mode would only go to about 20ua before going back to zero so "sometimes" this unit seems defective. The two things that are a GREAT improvement over my old unit is that in EMS mode it has a alternating mode and a delayed mode so that IF you choose your settings correctly you can get one set of pads to pulse at a different time that the other set. This is a wonderful settings if you get your pads placed correctly. This almost makes the unit worth owning even with the HUGE draw back of not being able to adjust the pulse settings while it is active. Likely worth owning, but though others should know these issues.
Posted on 3/7/2016 by Wishful
small but powerful
Bought this unit as fill in between therapy days. Does the job nicely.
Posted on 10/21/2014 by kc
I have had e-stim at the chiropractor and acupuncture and it was great and effective. Now i am able to get an early jump on pain before it gets to bad and have so far not had to go back to the Dr for my pain. I wasn't sure what to expect for the price but and more than happy so far.
Posted on 6/24/2014 by PDX
Really like this product
Great product, easy to use and nice carrying case.
Posted on 4/2/2014 by JL
Good for Physical Therapists
This is a good option for physical therapists, who already know about electrotherapy and how it works. Easy to use, and really good price.