How to keep electrodes in place? TENS 3000 replacement pads
TENS units include electrode pads, so what’s this about TENS 3000 replacement pads? As it turns out, even self-adhesive pads are bound to lose their stickiness with use – your regular wear-and-tear – even if you use them correctly, and follow you doctor’s and the manufacturer’s instructions to the letter. The best way to anticipate this issue is to buy an extra set of electrodes along with your TENS device – or at any point between that and when the pads lose their adhesiveness. The idea is to not find yourself with electrodes that won’t stick and fresh out of replacements.
The importance of electrodes should not be underestimated. As a matter of fact, electrode placement is “one of the most important parameters in achieving success with TENS therapy,” according to the user manual. Needless to say, the purpose of placement would be defeated with pads that do not remain in place. So much so that the manual advises: “Once an acceptable placement has been achieved, m ark down the electrodes sites … so the patient can easily continue treatment at home.” That is to say, once you find that sweet spot, you don’t your pads to be slipping off and drifting away.
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Furthermore, the instructions say that the electrodes should be discarded as soon as they are no longer adhering. It doesn’t say anything about taping them to the treatment site or any other makeshift solution. The only way to go about it is to get your TENS 3000 replacement pads. Fortunately, Discount Medical Supplies has a wide variety of electrodes available at bargain prices. Consider this; a pack of 4 1.5 inch square cloth electrodes cost you less than $2 – a transaction that can save you up to 29%. Surely there is no excuse not to have an additional set lying in wait.
To make sure that your current and future electrode pads do adhere to the last drop of adhesive, follow application, removal, care, and storage instructions:
· Clean and dry the skin with soap and water before applying the electrodes.
· Introduce the lead wire into the pin connector on pre-wired electrodes.
· Remove electrodes from the protective liner and apply them firmly to the skin.
· After treatment, lift at the edge of the pad and peel to remove – pulling on the lead wires may damage the electrode.
· Place the electrode pads on the liner and remove the lead wire by simultaneously twisting and pulling.
· Keep the electrodes in the resealed bag in a cool, dry place in between uses.
· Spreading a few drops of cold water over the adhesive and turning the surface up to dry may improve repeated application. Over saturation with water will decrease the adhering properties.