Vulvodynia

vulvodynia

Vulvodynia is persistent, unexplained pain in the vulva, which is the skin surrounding the vagina. The sensation of burning and soreness of the vulva can be continuous (unprovoked vulvodynia), or on light touch, e.g. Tampon use (provoked vulvodynia). Although the condition is persistent and without an obvious cause, there are steps which can be taken to help relieve the discomfort.

Most Common symptoms of vulvodynia

  • Burning, Stinging or rawness
  • Aching, soreness or throbbing

Possible causes of vulvodynia:

  • Nerve injury or irritation
  • Abnormal response in vulvar cells to an infection or trauma
  • Genetics,
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Hypersensitivity to yeast infections
  • Hormonal changes
  • Frequent antibiotic use.

Lifestyle tips:

  • Wear 100% cotton underwear and loose-fitting skirts or trousers.
  • Avoid scented hygiene products such as feminine wipes, bubble bath and soap
  • Avoid cycling and any other activities that put prolonged pressure on the vulva.
  • Avoid swimmingpools with lots of chlorine.
  • Keep the vulva clean and dry.
  • Try to reduce stress as high levels of stress can increase the pain of vulvodynia.

Pelvic Pain

Vulvodynia is not life threatening condition, still pain in vulva can greatly affect a women’s quality of life. It can have impact on her ability to exercise, socialise and work. Severe symptoms can affect relationships.

Several clinical studies have shown that electric muscle stimulation help to reduce pain associated with vulvodynia.

TensCare Perfect PFE comes with a pain program which helps relieve pain from vulvodynia.

 

Reference:

NHS Vulvodynia (persistent pain of the vulva) http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vulvodynia/Pages/Introduction.aspx

MEDICA World Forum for Medicine 16-19 November 2015: Düsseldorf, Germany.

Are you ready for Medica 2015?

TensCare Ltd Stand: 11 H41

Keeping busy at Medica

TensCare Ltd stand at Medica 2014

TensCare Ltd will once again be exhibiting at Medica World Forum For Medicine, one of the largest medical exhibitions in Europe, from 16-19 November in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Last year was a great success and this year we are looking to meet with new and existing customers to extend our product range and expand into new territories.

Visit us in Hall 11, Stand H41 to learn more about our range of drug-free electrotherapy units, providing pain relief and muscle toning to both home and professional environments:

> TENS for drug-free pain relief
> EMS for muscle toning & rehabilitation
> Maternity TENS for natural pain relief during childbirth
> Pelvic Floor Exercisers for bladder weakness & sexual well-being
> Interferential & Ultrasound for deep-seated pain relief & healing
> Multitherapy devices combining TENS, EMS, Interferential & Micro-Current for professional use

If you would like to learn more about our products, please contact us via email sales@tenscare.co.uk or visit our website www.tenscare.co.uk

If you would like to arrange a meeting with us during the event, please contact
Agnes Rasmussen via email agnes.rasmussen@tenscare.co.uk

You can also view the TensCare Ltd page via the Medica website here.

We look forward to meeting you there!

Join Hilary Barnett demonstrating the EmbaGYN on QVC UK (11am & 6pm, Wednesday 23rd September 2015)

Join our Continence Advisor Hilary Barnett on QVC UK to learn more about the EmbaGYN Pelvic Floor Trainer.

Hilary will be appearing on Wednesday 23rd September on both the 11am morning show and at 6pm on the ‘Look Good, Feel Good’ show, explaining how the EmbaGYN Pelvic Floor Trainer can help to significantly reduce bladder weakness, tone the pelvic floor after childbirth and improve sexual well-being.

With the EmbaGYN Pelvic Floor Trainer, you could see significant results in as little as 3 weeks!

Hilary will also be demonstrating how easy the unit is to set up and use in the comfort of your own home.Hilary QVC EmbaGYN

You can watch Hilary on the QVC UK TV channel or online here.

If you have any questions regarding the EmbaGYN or any of the above, please contact us.

EmbaGYN Pelvic Floor Trainer

Otherwise, enjoy the show!

Hot Topic Tuesday: “Using TENS to treat Motion Sickness and Nausea”

TENS machines are incredible devices – they not only provide drug-free, long-lasting pain relief, but they can also provide relief from other ailments such as nausea and motion sickness.

Nausea can be caused by a wide range of factors:

  • Motion sickness
  • Travel sickness
  • Morning sickness during pregnancy (hyperemesis)
  • Post-operative nausea (caused by anaesthetic)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Side effects from medication

A report by United Healthcare Oxford found that several studies supported the effectiveness of TENS to reduce nausea caused by the majority of the above factors (read more here).

Electrode Pad Placement

TENS works to relieve nausea by stimulating acupuncture points on the wrist and lower arm.

Simply place two electrodes onto the arm as shown in the image below.

You can use one arm with 2 pads (you will require a TENS unit that works with a single channel) or you can apply the pads to both arms to use all 4 pads.

Travel Sickness Electrode Placement

It is best to use a Continuous setting at a low Frequency (around 10 Hz) and a high Pulse Rate (around 200 µS).

Keep using the TENS unit until you are out of the environment causing the nausea (i.e. when you have finished travelling), or until the nausea wears off.

Since TENS is drug-free, it is safe to use alongside most medication and can be used for long periods of time without any adverse side effects.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please visit our website or contact us.

Hot Topic Tuesday: “What is TENS & How Does it Work?”

What is it?

TENS stands for:

TENS Unit with Electrodes

TENS Unit with Electrodes

                      Transcutaneous
                      Electrical
                      Nerve
                      Stimulation

TENS is used as a more natural pain relief alternative and can provide long-term pain relief without any unwanted side effects.

How does it work?

TENS is recommended throughout the world by pain clinics and physiotherapy departments. Not only does TENS reduce your pain, it can also help you to reduce your need for painkillers. TENS is simply a means of stimulating your body’s own natural defenses against pain.

PAIN GATE

TENS units send a tiny electric current through the skin through self-adhesive electrode pads which are usually placed near the source of the pain. This current stimulates the sensory nerves, which carry touch and temperature signals. These nerves go to the same connections in the spine as the nerves carrying pain. A strong signal in the sensory nerve releases chemicals in the spine which stop the pain signal travelling up the spine to the brain. This is known as the “Pain Gate”.

TENS Pain Gate

TENS Pain Gate

In Pain Gate modes, TENS provides relief while it is switched on. The effect may start to wear off after 1-2 hours, however, sessions can be paused for an hour and then re-started.

ENDORPHIN RELEASE

At low frequency settings, TENS also stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain relief mechanism.

In Endorphin Release modes, pain relief builds up over as much as 40 minutes, and can last for up to 4 hours after the unit is turned off.

Release of Endorphins

Release of Endorphins

Most people will achieve a reduction in pain. Some find that their pain goes away completely while they are using TENS. Some users only feel better after repeated use, and over a long time period.

What are the benefits of TENS?

  • You can use TENS as much, and as often, as you need. However, always ensure electrodes are re-positioned regularly (at least every 12 hours) to allow the skin to breathe.
  • TENS is natural, drug-free and there are no known side effects to long term TENS use.
  • TENS units are affordable, portable, discreet and easy-to-use for home use.
  • TENS can be used for pain relief from a variety of conditions.
  • TENS may also improve circulation, motion and function.

Always ensure you read the instructions and contraindications carefully. Consult your medical advisor before use.

TENS is recommended by NHS Choices for the treatment of:

  • Frozen shoulder
  • Back pain
  • Period pain
  • Spondylitis
  • Osteoarthritis pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis pain and Osteoarthritis pain
  • Alternative for Lumbar Decompressive Surgery

TENS can also be used as a treatment for:

  • Joint pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Muscle strains
  • Toothache
  • Secondary pain from conditions such as Endometriosis and IBS
  • Pain relief during labour (in the form of Maternity TENS)

If you would like some more information regarding our range of TENS units, please call 01372 723 434 or email ask@tenscare.co.uk

Alternatively, you can find all of our products on our website www.tenscare.co.uk

The TensCare Team 🙂

Join Hilary Barnett demonstrating the Elise on QVC UK! (9am and 7pm, Tuesday 28th April 2015)

Join our Continence Advisor Hilary Barnett on QVC UK to learn more about the Elise Pelvic Floor Exerciser.

Hilary will be appearing on Tuesday 28th April on both the 9am morning show and at 7pm on the ‘Look Good, Feel Good’ show, explaining how the Elise Pelvic Floor Exerciser can help to significantly reduce bladder weakness, tone the pelvic floor after childbirth and improve sexual wellbeing.

Hilary on QVC Morning Show

She will also be demonstrating how easy the unit is to set up and use in the comfort of your own home.

You can watch Hilary on the QVC UK channel or online here.

If you have any questions regarding the Elise or any of the above, please contact us.

Elise Pelvic Floor Exerciser

Otherwise, enjoy the show!

Harrogate International Nursery Fair 2015: TensCare Stand H35: 29th to 31st March

Will you be joining us next week at the Harrogate International Nursery Fair 2015?

*29th to 31st March at the Harrogate International Centre*

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Visit Stacey and Claire on TensCare stand H35 to learn all about our great range of Maternity and Caring products for Mums-to-be and their little ones, including our best-selling MamaTENS range.

NEW MamaTENS With Zip Bag crop

We will also be showcasing our brand new range of luxury baby gifts comprising of gift hampers, baby shower sets, nursery room décor and memory sets to treasure all those perfect moments during your baby’s first year.

Luxury Baby Shower Gifts

If you’d like to book an appointment to see Claire or Stacey during the show, please call 01372 723 434 or email sales@tenscare.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you there!

https://www.tenscare.co.uk/

http://www.nurseryfair.com/