If you suffer from Backpain, Arthritis, Plantar Fasciitis or general aches and pains, This weeks blog is for you.

TensCare pain relief

This week i want to talk to you about Tens machines! After doing loads of research into the company and quality of their products I have started stocking tens machines by TensCare.

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Let me tell you a little about TENS machines first, what they are and how they work for pain management.

What are TENS Machines used for?

TENS pain relief machines are used for a wide variety of pain, such as back pain, period pains, arthritis and sports injuries.

 

What Should You Do Before Trying TENS?

If you are thinking about trying a TENS pain relief machine, the first thing your should do is consult with your doctor. They can advise on other pain relief methods you may like to try, instead of or in conjunction with TENS. These can include physiotherapy or a referral to a pain clinic.

If you choose to go ahead with TENS treatment, a pain specialist may be able to loan you a machine to try out at home. Alternatively you can buy a TENS machine. HealthCare4All has a range of high quality TENS machines on offer, which provide effective pan relief.

 

How to use a TENS pain relief machine?

While the machine is turned off, attach the pads on either side of the painful area, avoiding irritated or broken skin, or any numb areas. Switch the machine on, and increase the strength of the electrical signal ntil it is strong but comfortable. When you are finished using the TENS pain relief machine, switch off and remove the pads.

WenMD recommends not using a TENS machine while you are driving or operating machinery, during pregnancy, or in the shower or bath. They also advise not to change the use of your machine without consulting your doctor,  and that you clean and check your pads regularly!

 

If you are looking for a TEN pain relief machine, Healthcare4ALL has a wide selection to choose from!

As a method of pain relief, TENS machines are a useful, on invasive alternative to painkillers. If you feel you may benefit by using one, speak to your doctor and try out a machine from our range today!

TensCare iBelt Electrotherapy Relief for Lower Back Pain

  • The iBelt works in the same way as as electrode. It recieves electrical impulses from a TENS Unit and stimulates the nerve endings across a wider surface area- relieving the symptoms of lower back pain FAST and EFFECTIVELY.

    The iBelt is the perfect for those who struggle to place elctrodes on their back.

    It is easily positioned and can be adjusted to suit your needs.

    Slim design allows the user to wear the wrap discreetly underneath clothing.

    The iBelt can be used to treat various conditions including chronic back pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sports injuries and general back ache and pain. The iBelt uses conductive silver mesh elecrodes to stimulate the muscles in your back. This is an effective alternative to using self adhesive electrodes especially for people who have difficulty applying electrodes to their backs or are sensitive to self adhesive electodes.

     

     

    Fast and effective back pain relief
    Improves mobility
    Reduces backache
    Suitable for sensitive skin
    Hand washable
    Relieves arthritis, chronic back pain and other conditions
    Best results when used with TensCare TENS and EMS units
    Comes with a 1 year guarantee

    2) Tenscare iGlove Kit with TouchTens Unit

    This i-Glove Kit complete with Touch TENS is ready to use for relief from pain.
    If you suffer from Repetitive Strain Injury, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Raynauds Syndrome or other chronic pain conditions in you hand, the i-glove could be the answer to your prayers.
    This glove harnesses TENS technology, allowing the stimulation from the unit to reach the whole hand.
    The stimulation improves the blood flow, which in turn increases the mobility in the fingers and provides pain relief throughout the whole hand.

    Especially suitable for:

    • Arthritis in the hand

    • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

    • Raynauds Syndrome

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    • Chronic pain conditions in the hands

    Includes:

    3) Tenscare iSock Kit with Touch Tens

    This i-Sock Kit complete with Touch TENS is ready to use for relief from pain in the foot. If you suffer from Arthritis in the foot, Diabetic neuropathy, Raynauds Syndrome or other chronic pain conditions in your foot, the i-sock could be the answer to your prayers.
    The sock harnesses TENS technology, allowing the stimulation from the unit to reach the whole foot
    The i-sock uses newly developed “Silver Stim” conductive fabric which allows the stimulation from the TENS unit to pass throughout the foot. This improves the blood flow, improves mobility and gives pain relief throughout the foot.

    Especially suitable for:

    • Arthritis in the foot

    • Plantar Fasciitis

    • Fallen arches

    • Chronic pain conditions in the foot

    4)Tenscare Perfect MamaTens Maternity Pain Relief Device

    Perfect MamaTENS uses TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) to relieve pain by:
    a) helping the body to release natural painkillers (called endorphins) and
    b) by blocking pain signals to the brain.

    Maternity TENS machines have an excellent reputation as one of the safest, most effective forms of modern pain control available to women during childbirth. Midwives recommend Perfect MamaTENS as the machines are safe to use and enable mothers to remain mobile and upright during labour; aiding the descent and dilatation to provide a more natural, drug-free form of pain relief.

    Key features of Perfect MamaTENS include:

    Simple and easy-to-use controls, allowing the Mother to remain in control of her own pain relief
    Large electrode pads for maximum nerve coverage
    3 preset programs specifically designed to help counter labour pain at every stage
    Integral BOOST button on the side to provide additional pain relief during contractions
    60 steps of intensity for gentle increases in stimulation
    Safety feature which returns intensity to ‘0’ if there is a break in the circuit connection
    Active Power Ramp
    Drug-free and safe to use for both Mother and baby
    Backlit Screen
    Suitable for use at home or in hospital
    Also useful after birth, easing pains as your uterus contracts, and helping with the discomfort of an episiotomy

    Includes:
    2 x 1.5v AA batteries
    Storage pouch
    4 x 50mm x 100mm adhesive electrodes pads with integral leads
    Tens unit with belt clip and neck cord
    Detailed instruction manual

    Caution: TENS is not suitable for patients with certain medical conditions such as EPILEPSY, people with a heart rhythm problems, patients using a heart pacemaker, or with skin conditions where the pads should be attached

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What is Arthritis? Here are HealthCare4all’s best products to help with the pain

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As the cold weather has arrived, I have been getting loads of emails and requests at my pharmacy to recommend products that can help alleviate aches and pains associated with arthritis. I have chosen 4 of HealthCare4All’s favourite products to stop arthritis being a ‘pain in the neck!’

Let us help keep you warm and pain free this winter! They are also ideal Christmas gifts for family and friends that are unfortunately suffering this winter.

What Is Arthritis?

pain relief for arthritis

AROUND 10 million people in the UK suffer every day with the symptoms of arthritis that causes pain and inflammation in a joint.

The two most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis affects 33% of people aged over 45, making it the most common form of arthritis. The condition is caused when wear and tear to the joints stops them being able to move freely, leading to pain and inflammation.

Often called “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of the disease. In OA, joint cartilage breaks down over time, causing symptoms like joint pain and stiffness.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

RA is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks joint tissue, causing inflammation of the joint lining leading to joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Over time, the joint components are damaged and the condition worsens. About 400,000 people in the UK are affected, with three times as many women as men diagnosed.

Medication is needed to control the symptoms of arthritis such as pain, and to prevent further complications.

Unfortunately, there is no cure for arthritis but there are treatments which can help to slow the condition down. Also, there are things YOU can do to help with the symptoms!

  1. Watch your weight! As we get older we tend to put weight on, and this puts extra stresses on our joints. A healthy diet is essential!

  2. Do Some Exercise! The key to preventing arthritis is maintaining strength in our muscles.  We need to keep our muscles as healthy and strong to help with daily movements such as getting out of the chair, opening jars and getting in and out of the bath!

  3. Keep warm! Heat treatments, such as heating pads or warm baths, tend to work best for soothing stiff joints and tired muscles. Heat enhances circulation, delivering nutrients to joints and muscles. It’s good for getting your body limber and ready for exercise or activity. Cold is best for acute pain; it restricts blood vessels, slowing circulation and reducing swelling. It also numbs nerve endings, dulling pain.

1.The Beurer mp70 paraffin wax bath

 

  • For smooth and soft hands, feet and elbows

  • Promotes the absorption of nutrients and moisture

  • Conditions rough, dry or stressed skin

  • Increases blood flow

  • Adjustable temperature

  • Operating/Heating display

  • Including 2 x 450g paraffin wax (orange flavour)

  • Includes 30 plastic sheets

  • Mains powered

  • £70.00 with free delivery

2.Beurer HK54 Shoulder & Neck Electric Heating Pad

This Shoulder & Neck heating pad is made from soft and breathable material which provides warm, therapeutic comfort for your neck and shoulder area. Also featuring three temperature settings which allows you to easily adjust for your preferred heat intensity.

Image result for Beurer HK54 Shoulder & Neck Electric Heating Pad

  • Soothing heat from this electric heating pad, with a soft cosy surface and form-fitted design to ensure a comfortable fit for the shoulders and neck

  • The pad is individually adjustable by press stud & magnet closure

  • 3 settings on temperature controller

  • Illuminated switch positions

  • Control unit can be detached

  • Pad is machine washable at 30 degrees C

  • 100 watt power output

  • Timer function – powers off after 90 minutes

  • Electronic temperature regulation for safety

  • 3 year guarantee

  • Size of heat pad: 56cm x 52cm

  • £53.99 with free delivery

3.Beurer IL50 300W InfraRed Radiator Heat Lamp With Timer

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The Beurer Infrared Radiator Lamp IL 50  (£69.00 with free delivery) is a new flat infrared lamp designed for infrared irradiation of the human body. The infrared radiator can be used for warming relief of colds, muscles aches and tension. Infrared heat improves blood flow and increases metabolic rate. Infrared warmth stimulates the body to improve healing rates.

It delivers healing infrared heat to a target part of the body. For example, it can be used alongside other therapy in the treatment of ear, nose and throat problems as well as for facial and beauty treatments. It can also be effective as a supportive therapeutic tool for muscular tension, muscular aches and chills.

It has a high quality glass ceramic infrared plate as used on cooking hobs. This glass ceramic infrared plate ensures that the lamp delivers infrared radiation that is both intense and 100% safe.

It enables you to target specific body areas with the infrared heat as the lamp is equipped with a tilting mechanism that facilitates smooth tilt to a required angle.

The Beurer Infrared Radiator Lamp features 15 minute timer and automatic switch off. The infrared radiator lamp offers the benefits of active ventilation (motorized fan) that prevents overheating during use.

 

4) Beurer FW20 Electric Foot Warmer £34.98 (inc VAT)

  • NEW: Cosy version with improved material for an even better experience!

  • Foot Warmer with 3 temperature settings

  • Precise temperature regulation with illuminated switching positions

  • Suitable for large feet measuring approx. 32 x 26 x 26 cm

  • Durable outer lining

  • Removable and washable fleece lining

  • 3 year guarantee

  • Caution: should not be used by diabetics without consulting your doctor

  • For health & hygiene reasons, this product cannot be returned once opened unless it is faulty

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What is Arthritis and What are the BEST treatments to help the Pain?

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I have been getting loads of emails and requests at my pharmacy to recommend products that can help alleviate aches and pains associated with arthritis. I have chosen 4 of HealthCare4All’s favourite products to stop arthritis being a ‘pain in the neck!’

What Is Arthritis?

AROUND 10 million people in the UK suffer every day with the symptoms of arthritis that causes pain and inflammation in a joint.

The two most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis affects 33% of people aged over 45, making it the most common form of arthritis. The condition is caused when wear and tear to the joints stops them being able to move freely, leading to pain and inflammation.

Often called “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of the disease. In OA, joint cartilage breaks down over time, causing symptoms like joint pain and stiffness.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

RA is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks joint tissue, causing inflammation of the joint lining leading to joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Over time, the joint components are damaged and the condition worsens. About 400,000 people in the UK are affected, with three times as many women as men diagnosed.

Medication is needed to control the symptoms of arthritis such as pain, and to prevent further complications.

Unfortunately, there is no cure for arthritis but there are treatments which can help to slow the condition down. Also, there are things YOU can do to help with the symptoms!

  1. Watch your weight! As we get older we tend to put weight on, and this puts extra stresses on our joints. A healthy diet is essential!
  2. Do Some Exercise! The key to preventing arthritis is maintaining strength in our muscles.  We need to keep our muscles as healthy and strong to help with daily movements such as getting out of the chair, opening jars and getting in and out of the bath!
  3. Keep warm! Heat treatments, such as heating pads or warm baths, tend to work best for soothing stiff joints and tired muscles. Heat enhances circulation, delivering nutrients to joints and muscles. It’s good for getting your body limber and ready for exercise or activity. Cold is best for acute pain; it restricts blood vessels, slowing circulation and reducing swelling. It also numbs nerve endings, dulling pain.

1.The Beurer mp70 paraffin wax bath

Image result for Beurer MP70 Paraffin Wax Bath

  • For smooth and soft hands, feet and elbows
  • Promotes the absorption of nutrients and moisture
  • Conditions rough, dry or stressed skin
  • Increases blood flow
  • Adjustable temperature
  • Operating/Heating display
  • Including 2 x 450g paraffin wax (orange flavour)
  • Includes 30 plastic sheets
  • Mains powered
  • £70.00 with free delivery

2.Beurer HK54 Shoulder & Neck Electric Heating Pad

This Shoulder & Neck heating pad is made from soft and breathable material which provides warm, therapeutic comfort for your neck and shoulder area. Also featuring three temperature settings which allows you to easily adjust for your preferred heat intensity.

Image result for Beurer HK54 Shoulder & Neck Electric Heating Pad

  • Soothing heat from this electric heating pad, with a soft cosy surface and form-fitted design to ensure a comfortable fit for the shoulders and neck
  • The pad is individually adjustable by press stud & magnet closure
  • 3 settings on temperature controller
  • Illuminated switch positions
  • Control unit can be detached
  • Pad is machine washable at 30 degrees C
  • 100 watt power output
  • Timer function – powers off after 90 minutes
  • Electronic temperature regulation for safety
  • 3 year guarantee
  • Size of heat pad: 56cm x 52cm
  • £53.99 with free delivery

3.Medisana HDW Large Cosy Electric Heating Blanket

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  • Deliciously-soft fleece which is an easy-care fabric
  • 4 temperature settings
  • Control light on wired remote
  • Cable can be detached at the blanket
  • Blanket is hand-washable
  • Overheating protection for safety
  • Automatic switch-off after 3 hours
  • Large size (180cm x 130cm) makes this model especially useful in bed or on a sofa
  • Perfect for warming up your bed before you get in, and you can then leave the soft fleece blanket under your duvet to cover you through the night
  • £59.99 with free delivery

4.Beurer IL50 300W InfraRed Radiator Heat Lamp With Timer

Related image

The Beurer Infrared Radiator Lamp IL 50  (£69.00 with free delivery) is a new flat infrared lamp designed for infrared irradiation of the human body. The infrared radiator can be used for warming relief of colds, muscles aches and tension. Infrared heat improves blood flow and increases metabolic rate. Infrared warmth stimulates the body to improve healing rates.

It delivers healing infrared heat to a target part of the body. For example, it can be used alongside other therapy in the treatment of ear, nose and throat problems as well as for facial and beauty treatments. It can also be effective as a supportive therapeutic tool for muscular tension, muscular aches and chills.

It has a high quality glass ceramic infrared plate as used on cooking hobs. This glass ceramic infrared plate ensures that the lamp delivers infrared radiation that is both intense and 100% safe.

It enables you to target specific body areas with the infrared heat as the lamp is equipped with a tilting mechanism that facilitates smooth tilt to a required angle.

The Beurer Infrared Radiator Lamp features 15 minute timer and automatic switch off. The infrared radiator lamp offers the benefits of active ventilation (motorized fan) that prevents overheating during use.

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HealthCare4All’s Top tips for alleviating Pain associated with Arthritis

 

As the cold weather has arrived, I have been getting loads of emails and requests at my pharmacy to recommend products that can help alleviate aches and pains associated with arthritis. I have chosen 4 of HealthCare4All’s favourite products to stop arthritis being a ‘pain in the neck!’

Let us help keep you warm and pain free this winter! They are also ideal Christmas gifts for family and friends that are unfortunately suffering this winter.

 

What Is Arthritis?

AROUND 10 million people in the UK suffer every day with the symptoms of arthritis that causes pain and inflammation in a joint.

The two most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

 

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis affects 33% of people aged over 45, making it the most common form of arthritis. The condition is caused when wear and tear to the joints stops them being able to move freely, leading to pain and inflammation.

Often called “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of the disease. In OA, joint cartilage breaks down over time, causing symptoms like joint pain and stiffness.

 

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

RA is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks joint tissue, causing inflammation of the joint lining leading to joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Over time, the joint components are damaged and the condition worsens. About 400,000 people in the UK are affected, with three times as many women as men diagnosed.

Medication is needed to control the symptoms of arthritis such as pain, and to prevent further complications.

 

Unfortunately, there is no cure for arthritis but there are treatments which can help to slow the condition down. Also, there are things YOU can do to help with the symptoms!

  1. Watch your weight! As we get older we tend to put weight on, and this puts extra stresses on our joints. A healthy diet is essential!
  2. Do Some Exercise! The key to preventing arthritis is maintaining strength in our muscles.  We need to keep our muscles as healthy and strong to help with daily movements such as getting out of the chair, opening jars and getting in and out of the bath!
  3. Keep warm! Heat treatments, such as heating pads or warm baths, tend to work best for soothing stiff joints and tired muscles. Heat enhances circulation, delivering nutrients to joints and muscles. It’s good for getting your body limber and ready for exercise or activity. Cold is best for acute pain; it restricts blood vessels, slowing circulation and reducing swelling. It also numbs nerve endings, dulling pain.

 

1.The Beurer mp70 paraffin wax bath

Image result for Beurer MP70 Paraffin Wax Bath

  • For smooth and soft hands, feet and elbows
  • Promotes the absorption of nutrients and moisture
  • Conditions rough, dry or stressed skin
  • Increases blood flow
  • Adjustable temperature
  • Operating/Heating display
  • Including 2 x 450g paraffin wax (orange flavour)
  • Includes 30 plastic sheets
  • Mains powered
  • £70.00 with free delievery

 

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2.Beurer HK54 Shoulder & Neck Electric Heating Pad

 

This Shoulder & Neck heating pad is made from soft and breathable material which provides warm, therapeutic comfort for your neck and shoulder area. Also featuring three temperature settings which allows you to easily adjust for your preferred heat intensity.

 

Image result for Beurer HK54 Shoulder & Neck Electric Heating Pad

  • Soothing heat from this electric heating pad, with a soft cosy surface and form-fitted design to ensure a comfortable fit for the shoulders and neck
  • The pad is individually adjustable by press stud & magnet closure
  • 3 settings on temperature controller
  • Illuminated switch positions
  • Control unit can be detached
  • Pad is machine washable at 30 degrees C
  • 100 watt power output
  • Timer function – powers off after 90 minutes
  • Electronic temperature regulation for safety
  • 3 year guarantee
  • Size of heat pad: 56cm x 52cm
  • £53.99 with free delivery

 

 

 

3.Medisana HDW Large Cosy Electric Heating Blanket

 

Image result for Medisana HDW Large Cosy Electric Heating Blanket

  • Deliciously-soft fleece which is an easy-care fabric
  • 4 temperature settings
  • Control light on wired remote
  • Cable can be detached at the blanket
  • Blanket is hand-washable
  • Overheating protection for safety
  • Automatic switch-off after 3 hours
  • Large size (180cm x 130cm) makes this model especially useful in bed or on a sofa
  • Perfect for warming up your bed before you get in, and you can then leave the soft fleece blanket under your duvet to cover you through the night
  • £59.99 with free delivery

 

 

 

 

4.Beurer IL50 300W InfraRed Radiator Heat Lamp With Timer

Related image

 

The Beurer Infrared Radiator Lamp IL 50  (£69.00 with free delivery) is a new flat infrared lamp designed for infrared irradiation of the human body. The infrared radiator can be used for warming relief of colds, muscles aches and tension. Infrared heat improves blood flow and increases metabolic rate. Infrared warmth stimulates the body to improve healing rates.

It delivers healing infrared heat to a target part of the body. For example, it can be used alongside other therapy in the treatment of ear, nose and throat problems as well as for facial and beauty treatments. It can also be effective as a supportive therapeutic tool for muscular tension, muscular aches and chills.

It has a high quality glass ceramic infrared plate as used on cooking hobs. This glass ceramic infrared plate ensures that the lamp delivers infrared radiation that is both intense and 100% safe.

It enables you to target specific body areas with the infrared heat as the lamp is equipped with a tilting mechanism that facilitates smooth tilt to a required angle.

The Beurer Infrared Radiator Lamp features 15 minute timer and automatic switch off. The infrared radiator lamp offers the benefits of active ventilation (motorized fan) that prevents overheating during use.

 

 

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