Compex is a Muscle Stimulator that has a TENS to help with pain management.
There are 10 programs to choose from:
Endurance - This program is designed to activate the aerobic metabolism muscle fibers during the session. It helps to establish or improve basic muscle endurance and is designed to increase the average intensity of muscle effort that must be maintained over a long period of time.
Resistance - Designed to activate the anaerobic metabolism of the muscle, this program helps increase the time a muscle can maintain a higher work level. It is designed for sporting activities, which are characterized by a need for intense efforts to be maintained or repeated to approach the limit of muscle exhaustion.
Strength - Designed to help increase strength by imposing a high and instantaneous power working level on the muscles. It is specifically designed for sports characterized by a need for maximum but very brief strength contractions lasting 5-60 seconds.
Explosive strength - Helps to increase the speed with which maximum muscle strength can be supplied. Designed to improve performance in activities of very brief duration such as jumping, sprinting and throwing.
PreWarm-up - Produces a muscle twitch. Runs at a low frequency and increases local blood flow, warming the muscle tissue, and increase reaction of the muscles prior to a workout or competition.
Training Recovery / Active Recovery - Produces a muscle twitch at a low frequency. Increases local blood flow, leading to a faster reduction of lactic acid than mere rest, promotes muscle relaxation and helps enable a faster recovery.
Competition Recovery / Recovery Plus - Runs at a lower frequency for inducing gentle muscle twitches, increases local blood flow, generates endorphins (the body’s natural analgesic) and promotes muscle relaxation when muscles are fatigued after a vigorous workout or competition.
Muscle Relaxation / Massage - Produces a muscle twitch. Runs at the lowest frequency possible to help relax muscles that are fatigued after a workout or competition.
Potentiation - Recommended before a workout or competition, especially for sports requiring speed and velocity. Applied briefly just before the beginning of a competition, it offers immediate, well potentiated muscle fibers and an optimal level of performance.
Pain Relief / TENS - Used to temporarily alleviate localized pain. TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) are tiny electrical pulses delivered through a device which can help alleviate pain through two different means. By stimulating the sensory nerves TENS produces high levels of endorphins to help ease body pain. The other method of pain relief, known as GATE Control Theory, works to block pain signals to the brain.