COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — HoMedics on Tuesday announced the launch of its Rapid Relief Electronic Pain Relief Pad, a wireless, portable Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) device to be sold over the counter. The device is designed to instantly block the nerve pathway from transmitting pain signals from sore and aching muscles.
Rapid Relief works by emitting a controlled micro-electronic current, called impulses, through the skin to block the nerves from transmitting pain signals to the body's pain center. "For years, doctors, physical therapists and others have been using TENS devices to treat pain," stated HoMedics spokesman Brian Elsemore. "It's as simple to use as 'apply where it hurts,' with no drugs, no shots, no wires and no worries about messy applications."
Rapid Relief Electronic Pain Relief Pad is available in two models: one specifically calibrated to deliver quick relief to the lower back and another to deliver relief to the arms and legs. The Rapid Relief Electronic Pain Pad retails for $29.99. Two sets of replacement Rapid Relief Gels, sold separately in the pain relief aisle, retail for a suggested $9.99.
The replaceable battery and Rapid Relief Gels are good for up to 50 20-minute treatments.